|Me (middle) with my brother Danny|
and his fiancée Chanel
The motivation behind this blog is a long interest in renewable energy. It began in college with a few courses in environment and energy. During my sophomore year, I traveled to France and saw a whole new approach to energy. Just before the blog, someone asked me, "Have you visited energy projects first hand? If I Google you, will I see that you have a passion for this? Have you written about it?" The answers to all of these was no. A solar blog seemed like the perfect starting point.
For the last few years, I've been working in Congressional Relations at the U.S. Institute of Peace. I represent USIP on Capitol Hill, track the Institute’s activities with Congress, and research ways in which USIP can serve congressional members and staff.
Before coming to USIP, I interned on Capitol Hill, taught English Marseille, served as a night hotel receptionist on the Mediterranean, and worked as a gardener.
Finally, I'm interested in progress being made on the solar front in island nations and communities without grid access. I studied Political Science, French, and European Studies at the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 2009.
Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @Wheresthesolar!