"The people I met and the places I went helped me come to the realization that you don’t have to be an extraordinary person to accomplish extraordinary things."
What’s your story?
I would describe myself as someone with a small close group of friends. I like hiking and camping, but I’m also very competitive, so I’m not a complete Tree Hugger haha. I love trying new things and I really want to travel as much as I can. It took me a while to see how being stubborn and not quitting could be useful, but if I point myself in the right direction I think I’ll be able to inspire real change with whatever cause I’m fighting for.
Describe your dream job.
Currently my dream is job is a field engineer with GE. I would be part of an On-Shore Wind turbine servicing team that travels globally and fixes any problems customers are having with the turbines. I want to be a part of that change and if can help make the turbines run better to create more clean energy for everyone.
Why do you believe that you are the next-generation pioneer of your industry?
A field engineer may not be the most glamorous job, but if I do my job well the turbines will produce much more energy. It can help show people that cleaner energy is efficient and can supply the amount of energy we need. I think showing the success of the turbines will help make great leaps for the industry.
"GREEN helped me discover a new culture in Iceland and helped me focus on my passion for nature and how we must preserve it."
What is the biggest take-away and/or favorite part of your GREEN program experience?
So many Icelandic hotdogs, I must have had 2 a day hahaha just ask Erla. Other than that, I really liked when we were camping in the Highlands. Everyone was relaxing and taking in the beauty of the land. I think many people don’t get to experience the beauty all around them and I’m glad I was able to stop and soak it in.
How are you leveraging your experience on The GREEN Program?
The GREEN Program actually helped me get my internship with GE. They were very interested in my Capstone project and liked that I had some knowledge of how energy systems worked in relation to environmental concerns.