“I love nature and believe it is our responsibility to take care of it” states Nichol Conigliaro. Nichol is a Navy veteran and recent graduate from the job training program, Proteus Inc. “I learned about GRID Alternatives through Proteus. I had such a great time with everyone and loved that we were a team” stated Nichol. Having served as a Telecommunications Operator, Nichol loved working with technology. After being in the Navy for eight years, Nichol got married and resided in Michigan where she later attained her associate’s degree in Business Management. After living in Michigan for six years and facing her own personal challenges, Nichol returned back to her hometown in the Central Valley. Unhappy with life circumstances, Nichol took a direction that led her down a rocky road.
Wanting to better her life, Nichol sought out opportunities that would enhance her love for technology. “Volunteering and working with my hands…it just fits. I had missed working with technology” explained Nichol. With women making up a small percentage in the solar industry, Nichol emphasized that women can do anything they put their minds to. “Yeah, I was the minority in my class and in the Navy…but who cares. Do what makes you happy and don’t let others discourage you or think otherwise” Nichol stated. Despite the various challenges Nichol faced, her determination to live out her life’s passion continues to be the driving force. Eager to apply her skills, Nichol is currently looking for employment within the solar industry. We are proud of volunteers like Nichol Conigliaro and wish her all the best in her future endeavors!