OneEnergy Renewables, a developer of utility-scale clean energy projects across North America, today announced its 2016 OneEnergy Scholars® class in partnership with Net Impact, a leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world.
Now in its fifth year, the OneEnergy Scholars program recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and vision in the renewable energy industry. OneEnergy Scholars gain access to a number of opportunities designed to help jumpstart their careers, including mentorship from seasoned industry professionals, personalized career counseling, invaluable internships and a host of networking prospects.
“The group of applicants this year was extraordinarily competitive. We believe the caliber and number of applicants for the 2016 class bodes well for the growth and innovation on the horizon for the clean energy sector,” said Travis Bryan, COO of OneEnergy Renewables. “The quality of the applicant pool this year made it difficult to select awardees, so we chose to expand our program to include eight students. We extend our congratulations to all, and we’re pleased to support the career trajectories of such an inspiring group of students.”
The 2016 OneEnergy Scholars are:
- Rachel Adams, University of California, Berkeley – Haas School of Business;
- Courtney Guard, Boston University;
- Forrest L. Howk, University of Washington – Evans School of Public Policy & Governance;
- Geoff Johnson, Cornell University – Johnson Graduate School of Management;
- Kelsey Johnson, University of California, Santa Barbara – Bren School of Environmental Science and Management;
- Arijit Sen, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey;
- Valantis Vais, University of California, Berkeley – Haas School of Business;
- Erin Williamson, University of California, Santa Barbara – Bren School of Environmental Science and Management.
The 2016 class was formally recognized at the 23rd Annual Net Impact Conference, held November 5-7 in Seattle, Wash.
“The partnership between Net Impact and OneEnergy Renewables exemplifies our shared commitment to accelerating the professional development of tomorrow’s renewable energy leaders,” said Liz Maw, CEO of Net Impact. “The OneEnergy Scholars program provides an invaluable opportunity for these students and we look forward to working with them as they make a sustainable impact on the future of the energy industry.”
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