Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) and GRID Alternatives Announce Winners of Solar Fellowship

10 Sep 2019

WRISE and GRID Alternatives announced their selection of six women for the 2019 Rising Women SPI Fellowship. The fellowship is an opportunity for women from diverse backgrounds who are interested in solar careers to visit Solar Power International (SPI) for networking, mentorship and solar education. Part of GRID and WRISE’s workforce diversity initiatives, the program is aimed at women training for careers in installation and design as well as college and graduate students studying renewable energy and related fields.

2019 Rising Women SPI Fellows:

  • Aashna Aggarwal, Duke University 
  • Stephanie Eyocko, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Jessica Hamilton, Solar Works DC
  • Madeline Harvey, New Hampshire Technical Institute
  • Brandy Hyatt, Mills College
  • Jennifer Liu, University of California, Berkeley

“The urgency of the climate crisis and the challenges in front of us now require a renewable energy workforce that represents a wide variety of minds, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds,” said WRISE Executive Director, Kristen Graf.  “I am so impressed by our group of fellows this year and all that they are already doing to be a part of the solutions.  I’m thankful for our partnership with GRID Alternatives and for all of our sponsors that make it possible for us to bring these amazing women to SPI to showcase their accomplishments and recognize the additional potential they hold.”

WRISE and GRID will publicly recognize the fellows during the conference at a reception taking place Wednesday, September 25.

“These talented and motivated women represent the future of the solar industry,” said Erika Symmonds, Vice President of Workforce Development and Service-Learning at GRID Alternatives. “We encourage the SPI community to join us in welcoming them.”

WRISE | http://wrisenergy.org

GRID Alternatives | http://www.gridalternatives.org