Sanan serves as Executive Assistant to EMPEA CEO, Cate Ambrose, and as Office Manager in New York, where he supports the EMPEA and LAVCA team across a variety of functions including research, sustainability, and operations.
Sanan is a graduate of Union College, where he studied Environmental Policy, specializing in Resource Management and Policy Adherence. At Union, he conducted research at the Kelly Adirondack Center as a Mellon Foundation Fellow, and later studied abroad in Vietnam where he interned at the Center for Water Resource Conservation & Development in Hanoi. Prior to joining EMPEA, he spent time with Eunomia Research & Consulting, a UK-based environmental consultancy, where he delivered on and managed projects for public and private sector clients. Sanan is fluent in Russian and Azeri, with intermediate proficiency in Spanish.