About Carbon Visions

Our goal at Carbon Visions is to bring the energy, passion, and ingenuity of young people to develop large scale carbon removal. We believe we can help reverse climate change by creating an engaging action-oriented community filled with students of diverse backgrounds and interests.

In order to reach key climate targets, we need to start removing billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year.

We’ve passed the point where emissions mitigation alone will keep global warming under 2ºC. On top of cutting emissions, we now need to pull previously emitted CO2 back out of the atmosphere at the unprecedented scale of several billions of tons, or gigatons, per year. This is an enormous undertaking and our success or failure will dramatically shape the future of our planet.

Our Team

John Sanchez

John Sanchez (he/him)

John is a Harvard undergrad studying Computer Science and Chemistry currently on a gap year between his freshman and sophomore years. After diving head first into carbon removal this spring, he launched Carbon Removal Academy, the first in-depth guided curriculum to help people new to the field to learn the nuances of different negative emissions technologies.

Kristian Gubsch

Kristian Gubsch (he/him)

Kristian recently graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and is now attending the University of Sheffield to pursue an MSc in Environmental and Energy Engineering. His focus is on the large-scale removal of CO2 from the atmosphere to mitigate the effects of the climate crisis.

Kianna Marquez

Kianna Marquez (she/her)

Kianna is a 3rd-year undergraduate student studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. She is collaborating with the Global CO2 Initiative to form UM's first student group focused on carbon removal: the Global CO2 Initiative Undergraduate Association. Her main interests are in direct air capture as a facet of the global climate solution.

Vishrudh Sriramprasad

Vishrudh Sriramprasad (he/him)

Vishrudh is a senior at the University of Texas at Austin studying mechanical engineering and mathematics. He is specifically interested in optimizing direct air capture to be less energy and capital intensive. After founding the Negative Emissions Technology Project at UT Austin he strongly believes that carbon removal does not receive the amount of attention it deserves for the importance that it has for our future.

Max Pisciotta

Max Pisciotta (he/they)

Max is a first-year Ph.D. student studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in the Clean Energy Conversions Lab where his research focuses on carbon capture from point-sources and from the air. Max also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Max’s main interests surround the techno-economic and lifecycle assessments of carbon capture and carbon dioxide removal technologies. Some of Max’s hobbies outside of research include hiking, baking, reading, and writing.