What is your story? What doesn't your resume tell us about you?
I have a love for travelling, adventure, and exploring the unknown. From climbing the Great Wall, rock climbing in the alps, kayaking down the Grand Canyon, my sense and love for adventure is endless. Opportunities are endless and stories are to be cherished.
How do you want to leave your impact on the world?
I want to join the Peace Corps in Zambia as a Rural Aquaculture Promotion Specialist. Afterwards I am interested into joining the energy sector and working to bring renewable and sustainable energy to those who need it most. Through this process, I want to gain the knowledge necessary to create a Non-Profit Organization focused on destroying the technological and energy divide in our world.
Describe your dream job or career.
I want to be the Executive Director for an international non-profit who would create Laptop Solar Charging Kiosks for those in developing communities. These shipping containers would be sent out containing a few lower powered laptops and a 1kW panel to power a variety of appliances.
Describe a personal experience that has directly or indirectly influenced your career path.
Engineers for a Sustainable World is a wonderful non-profit with student and professional chapters. I have taught Chinese Students about sustainability topics, created solar workshops for students, hosted a sustainability conference, built an aquaponics unit, volunteer across Chicago for various environmental orgs, and so much more. It was a way for me to understand how important it is to have an environmental mindset.
What is the biggest take-away and/or favorite part of your GREEN Program experience?
My most favorite part was hiking during the camping portion of the Iceland Trip. We were a the base of Katla Volcano and hiked up to a peak where you could see glaciers and beautiful scenic views all around. Our guide had us all sit down and just be silent for about ten minutes. It was the most surreal moment where I understand what I was working for. To protect this final frontier. To have people understand that human connection to nature that we have lost.
You're hosting an intimate dinner party. Select 3 figures you would invite.
Mary Robinson, Bill Gates, Robert Moran