The field of renewable energy is exploding as money flows into the race against climate change. You do not have to be an engineer to get involved. There are enough jobs and career development opportunities for everyone! Join a conversation with Notre Dame alumni Bill Jordan, Luke Lewandowski, and John Moran who have extensive experience working in the renewable energy industry. In addition to learning about their unique career pathways into renewable energy, attendees will have time to ask questions and meet with them individually.
All three panelists partnered with ND Energy over spring break '22 to install solar panels in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico. They raised the necessary funds for supplies and personally participated in the installations. Twelve Notre Dame students participated as part of the seminar “Puerto Rico: Roadmap to a Renewable Future” offered by the Energy Studies Minor.
This event is open to Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students. Light refreshments will be served. If you are interested in attending, please register below.
Bill Jordan: In addition to earning a BA in Government & International Studies and Modern & Foreign Languages from Notre Dame, Bill Jordan completed an MPS in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Cornell University. In 2008, he founded Jordan Energy & Food Enterprises which develops solar projects for utility, commercial, and residential clients with a focus on agricultural installations. He is also co-founder of Let’s Share the Sun Foundation which has installed solar panels in communities in need in Haiti, Honduras, and Puerto Rico.
Luke Lewandowski: In addition to earning a degree in Biology from Notre Dame, Luke Lewandowski also obtained a master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Ecosystem Management from the University of Michigan. Starting in solar energy sales, he worked his way up through jobs in consulting, financial advising, market analysis, and research before becoming the Director of Americas Power and Renewables Research for Wood Mackenzie. He has experience in solar, wind, and the grid edge. He spent ten years with MAKE and was an industry analyst for LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business.
John Moran, a Science-Business graduate and former Bengal Bouts participant, has been in the solar industry since 2006. His experience includes various functions from physically installing residential and commercial projects, to negotiating SREC and EPC contracts, to permitting and developing projects, to financial modeling and selling panels for utility-scale projects. John is currently the Chief Development Officer at Solar Landscape. He has also worked with sPower, Suntech, and EDF.
ND Energy t-shirts will be handed out to early arriving students.
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