Mr. Oil & Gas To Clean Energy
I am a first-generation college student and an immigrant. Growing up in India, I experienced 10-12 hours of power cuts which made me pursue engineering. I started my undergrad in India but eventually transferred to the US (UIUC), where I finished my Mechanical Engineering degree. I’ve been working at a leading energy firm since 2019.
Undergrad School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering
Age: 26, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Extracurriculars: Board member of employees club for 3+ years - Leading and organizing events for 300+ people, promoted wellness and inclusivity. | Founding board member of local running club - I lead volunteer outreach efforts and we regularly collaborate with 4 local non-profits and raise money for charity through endurance sports. Bikes 165 miles over 2 days. | Animal foster - Started fostering animal since COVID lockdowns.
Title: Associate Mechanical Engineer
Industry: Power / Energy
Company: Fortune 500
Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 6 mos
Big Life Wins:
– Started in product design, but realized I wanted to contribute to business strategy. Client facing: 6/7 continents covered.
– Lead new product development for 40% of the US Natural Gas market.
– Lead local efforts to educate and collaborate on energy transition & sustainability projects.
– Promoted ahead of schedule once, working on my next promotion.
Post MBA Goal:
In the short term, I want to pursue consulting focused on renewable energy and the energy transition.
In the long term, I want to lead a renewable energy company as a Cheif Strategy Officer to provide low-cost, equitable energy solutions.
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