Spring is in the air bringing nature to its prime and gifting us with bountiful sunshine, green landscapes and Spring Break! This spring, seven college students from Duke University traveled over 2,500 miles to help install a solar system for a low-income family and learn about renewable energy with GRID Alternatives.
News: Women in Solar
GRID Alternatives Outreach Coordinator Katie Webster discovered a love for nature and animals growing up in Adairsville, Georgia, but upon graduating from Auburn University, she realized that she wanted to eschew scientific research for environmental work that would create more immediate change.
Genesha Burton, a pre-law student from Michigan State University, shared with us how her experience volunteering with GRID Alternatives through the Solar Spring Break program stoked her growing interest in environmental justice.
In honor of International Women’s Day, we sat down with three talented GRID women, Serena, Rozina, and Sienia, and asked them a little bit about themselves.
A rewarding first GRID install for Jenny and Melissa...
Pat Claycomb knew from an early age she wanted to work in the solar industry.
Marissa Torres sits at the reception desk at GRID Central Valley eagerly typing away. She is always quiet and polite but one should not mistake the dynamic force that lingers within this young woman. She is a queen on the rise with a mission to serve. GRID Alternatives is very proud to make her a permanent part of the family after her year of service through SolarCorps.
Champagne, gifts, flowers, and party favors - that’s how most people picture a bridal shower. Instead, Leslie imagined hardhats, harnesses, ladders, and power tools. Leslie and her bridesmaids participated in GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic’s new Solar Champions program, raising money for GRID to install a solar system that will save a DC homeowner approximately $700 a year, and prevent about 100 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere.
This year, Darlin Velasco found herself in a situation that nearly every high school student experiences as graduation draws near: weighing numerous future career pathways and post-graduation options. Darlin knew she was interested in a career in engineering, but still felt apprehensive about her future.
Guest Blogger Anandi Gandhi: I joined GRID as an intern, part of their solar installation/construction team at the Inland Empire office in Southern California. I find that it is important to mention that I am a woman of color since it directly ties into my experience of the world, and GRID's goals.