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Leah Hiniker
Dan Thiede
03/01/2017 - 6:00am
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2017, which is Women’s History Month. As part of the series we interviewed Leah Hiniker, Energy Manager of Facility Services at Hennepin County, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Leah Hiniker: As the Energy Manager for Hennepin County, I manage the energy use for 85 county facilities totaling over 6 million square feet. My work includes tracking and reporting energy use,...
Julia Frost Nerbonne
Dan Thiede
03/01/2017 - 6:00am
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2017, which is Women’s History Month. As part of the series we interviewed Julia Frost Nerbonne, Executive Director of Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Julia Frost Nerbonne: I am the Executive Director of Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light where I have the opportunity to shape a career around bringing people together to build a powerful...
Laura Babcock
Joel Haskard
03/01/2017 - 6:00am
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2017, which is Women’s History Month. As part of the series we interviewed Laura Babcock, Director of the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) at the University of Minnesota, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Laura Babcock: I am the Director of the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP). MnTAP is a grant and partner funded outreach and assistance program...
Alison Hoxie
Joel Haskard
03/01/2017 - 6:00am
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2017, which is Women’s History Month. As part of the series we interviewed Alison Hoxie, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering with Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Alison Hoxie: I work in the area of renewable technologies at Swenson College of Science and...
Amy Collins
Joel Haskard
03/01/2017 - 6:00am
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2017, which is Women’s History Month. As part of the series we interviewed Amy Collins, Energy Services Field Representative with Missouri River Energy Services, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Amy Collins: I work for Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), a not-for-profit, joint-action agency based out of Sioux Falls, SD that supplies wholesale electricity to 60...
Katie Retka
Dan Thiede
03/01/2017 - 6:00am
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2017, which is Women’s History Month. As part of the series we interviewed Katie Retka, Sustainability Coordinator with the Department of Military Affairs, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Katie Retka: I work as a Sustainability Coordinator for the Facilities Management Office (FMO), Environmental section of the Department of...
Jothsna Harris
Dan Thiede
03/01/2017 - 6:00am
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2017, which is Women’s History Month. As part of the series we interviewed Jothsna Harris, Public Engagement Manager at Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Jothsna Harris: I’m the Public Engagement Manager at Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy. My primary role is to lead planning and implementation efforts for Climate...
Elise Amel
Dan Thiede
03/01/2017 - 6:00am
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2017, which is Women’s History Month. As part of the series we interviewed Elise Amel, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at University of St. Thomas, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Elise Amel: I am the Faculty Director of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives at the University of St. Thomas. Our primary initiative is the Sustainable Communities Partnership, through...
Rebecca Olson
Dan Thiede
03/01/2017 - 6:00am
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2017, which is Women’s History Month. As part of the series we interviewed Rebecca Olson, Director of Energy Programs at Neighborhood Energy Connection, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Rebecca Olson: I am the Director of Energy Programs at the Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC), soon to be merging with Center for Energy and Environment (...
Kelly Lady
Joel Haskard
03/01/2017 - 6:00am
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2017, which is Women’s History Month. As part of the series we interviewed Kelly Lady, Manager of Marketing and Energy Services for Austin Utilities, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Kelly Lady: I work for Austin Utilities, a municipal utility offering electric, natural gas, and water services to about 12,000 customers. I think if you ask anyone from a small...

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