"A hint of sustainability can be found in almost every career field. Make an active choice to think sustainably in most aspects of your career and life."
What's your story?
I am an interesting balance of adventurer and comfort creature. I like to have fun, go to new places, experience new things. I want to try everything and anything. If I could, I would travel the world, record it, do something new every day, and try to inspire everyone. On the other hand, I like being home with my family. I like my television shows and favorite foods and bed. I am fortunate to have a diverse collection of experiences to draw from that have shaped me to be who I am today: a goal-driven, happy, optimistic woman ready to take on the world.
How do you want to leave your impact on the world?
I want to make a mark on the world by inspiring others to be their best. I want to act as a role model for younger generations and encourage them to pursue their dreams and work to solve the problems they are passionate about in their communities, countries, and world.
Why do you believe that you are the next-generation pioneer of your industry?
Not only will I have a technical background in energy sustainability, but I also have a creative edge that I can use to inspire and engage different groups of people in sustainability measures. I hope this combination will distinguish me from others in my field.
"The adventures on The GREEN Program showed me that the world is so big, and that you need to experience it to truly change it."
What is your biggest take-away from your GREEN program experience?
The biggest take away from my experience on The GREEN Program was the simple idea that you need to take time to live life. I have been so caught up in getting good grades, getting an internship, securing a job, that sometimes I forget that an afternoon hike or a spontaneous road trip may be exactly what I need to succeed. The adventures on the GREEN program showed me that the world is so big and that you need to experience it to truly change it.
How are you leveraging your experience on The GREEN Program?
My experiences on The GREEN Program give me an advantage when I speak about sustainability and renewable energy. I am able to recall real-time experience when I speak about hydropower and geothermal energy. Additionally, I have developed a broader world view after experiencing Icelandic culture. This is attractive to employers because many companies rely on an international workplace.
What does #onlyontheGREENprogram mean to you?
This phrase describes the actions of a group of like-minded individuals that are going through similar experiences, wanting the same goals, and contributing to solutions to problems related to sustainability. It is a powerful phrase that connects the alumni of The GREEN Program.
What is your best piece of advice that you would give to a student interested in sustainable development?
Be on the lookout for programs that may not be in your career field. Sustainability is widespread covering diverse fields (energy, food security, diversity, education, business, etc). A hint of sustainability can be found in almost every career field. Make an active choice to think sustainably in most aspects of your career and life.