Vishnu Laalitha Surapaneni is a practicing internal medicine physician from India with a master’s in public health from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She did her residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospital and currently works as an assistant professor in the department of general internal medicine at the University of Minnesota. She is a board member of Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, a member of the steering committee for 100% Minnesota campaign and a member of Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate. She divides her time between patient care, teaching students about how climate change impacts health and advocating for environmentally sound policies. In her time in Baltimore, she testified for the Maryland Department of Environment on the environmental impact of a local incinerator. She was also part of a campaign that worked to pass landmark climate legislation to limit crude oil trains passings through Baltimore city. In Minnesota, she was invited to give health expert testimony at the State Capital. She is currently working on clean energy and electric transportation legislation.