Student Profiles

Not only do our students get to experience a life-changing trip, we also place them on a path to career fulfillment in sustainability & give them a group to call family. These are their stories...

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Bryan Kwan

Cal Poly Pomona

Civil Engineering

"At the end of the day, I want to look back and confidently say that I have positively impacted the world by spreading sustainable development and furthering the use of renewable energy."

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Joe Pardo Thompson IV

University Of Southern California

Building Science, Mathematics

"I am dedicated to my art (structures and architecture) and wish to see the development of sustainable design incorporated throughout my lifetime."

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Meredith Raphelson

Drexel University


"As a woman in the field, I am the minority. The hope is that I can spread the importance of STEAM type careers amongst other woman, not just Geology, to help make the science related field more diverse. "

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Catherine Patton

University Of Arizona

Chemical Engineering

"I've always wanted to have a career in sustainability, and to do something that makes the world smarter, greener, and healthier!"

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Andrew Beckett

Penn State University

Energy Business And Finance, Statistics

"The renewable energy and sustainability field is extremely alluring to me. I would love to work in this industry and be able to see how energy use develops throughout my lifetime."

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Connor Humphries

Humber College

Sustainable Energy & Building Technology

"The GREEN Program is a dream come true for any student in a renewable energies focused program or are planning to."

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Claire Petrie

Virginia Tech University

Industrial And Systems Engineering

"My resume summarizes all of the experiences I've had, but it doesn't share my passion and dedication to whatever I choose to pursue. I'm extraordinarily energetic and have a bright, positive outlook that is contagious and makes everyday challenges enjoyable."

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Katie Turriff

University Of Waterloo

Urban Planning

"I view the land, its culture, and its history as a resource which I feel called to protect and act as a voice for. This is why I am studying urban planning; so that I can someday soon be this voice for our valuable resources."

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Lucas Salvatore Tufano

Pennsylvania State University

Environmental Systems Engineering

"I want to mitigate the effects of industrialization by helping people and companies transition back to a sustainable mindset that will shape a healthier future on Earth."

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David Abel

University Of Wisconsin

Mechanical Engineering, Environment And Resources, Energy Analysis And Policy

"A resume can show ambition, but it cannot appropriately portray the passion that I have for energy and the environment, nor the people, places and ideas that have come with exploration in this field."

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Erik Arthur Ryder

North Carolina State University


"I want to help as many people as possible through education. I want to inspire people and help them know that they can do anything."

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Stuart Pomeroy

Princeton University

Public Policy , Environmental Studies

"Instilling the passion, drive, and vision that are fundamental to being a pioneer in this ever-changing, and ever-greening world is imperative."

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Tara Brooks

Clemson University

Chemical Engineering Emphasis In Energy Studies

"My dream job is being a chemical engineer working to design and implement efficient and cost-effective methods of alternative energy, most likely in terms of solar power."

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Adam Tholen

University Of Wisconsin-madison

Mechanical Engineering With A Certificate In Engineering For Energy Sustainability

"I want a career in which I can apply my engineering education to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of renewable energy systems while also working with community members to gain an understanding of how their lives can be improved."

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Andrew Vann

Brown University

Environmental Science, Sustainability In Development

"I want the leave the world with much better built environments for people to inhabit, which I believe starts with innovative material use, renewable energy, and smart and resilient city planning."

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Kayla Holguin

University Of Washington

Chemical Engineering

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Casey Fritz

University Of California, Berkeley

Marine Science, History Minor

"I want to make impactful progress in environmental protection by raising public awareness for the issues we are currently facing such as climate change, ocean acidification, and habitat loss."

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Daniel Yinglong Liu

Colorado School Of Mines

Biochemical & Chemical Engineering

"Whether it be through R&D or technical sales, anything I can do to bring tangible, sustainable solutions to the table of employers and companies is what I'll consider to be good work!"

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Casey Smith

Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo

Electrical Engineering

"Even though I'm an engineer, expressing creativity is a huge part of my personality and I spend a lot of my free time practicing art of various mediums."

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Brian McCarthy

University Of Massachusetts Amherst

Chemical Engineering, Minor: Engineering Management

"My dream is to travel to developing communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, or wherever there is need to help establish sustainable modes of living, such as renewable energy production. I would love to be able to help fix the political and social climate in the United States in order to make sustainability a national priority, but I know there is also so much we can do outside of the U.S."

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