2006 College Student Interns
Learn more about the Tribal Energy Program's 2006 college student interns, including their educational backgrounds, research papers, testimonials, and a photo.
Terry Battiest (Choctaw)
He was a graduate student in Telecommunications, University of Colorado – Boulder.
Degree: B.S. Industrial Engineering
Jonathan Biron (Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians)
He was an undergraduate majoring in Engineering, Michigan State University.
Lani Tsinnajinnie (Navajo/Filipino)
She was an undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Science, University of New Mexico.
"The overall internship experience went far beyond my expectations because of the inclusive, hands-on, and professional nature that I was able to experience ... This internship was one that I will never forget; from the pristine landscape to the lives the renewable systems impacted; this has been an educational and memorable experience that will help guide me through my future endeavors." — Jonathan Biron, 2006.
"I am very fortunate and thankful to have participated in the Tribal Energy Program Student Internship ... The most important benefit of this internship for me is that it has given me a peek at what I want to do professionally in the future. It has always been my goal to work with Tribes in helping strengthen Native Nations and caring for the environment as well. I definitely felt that I experienced doing some of that through this internship. I feel that I have a lot to look forward to in the future in working with Native people, especially with developing renewable energy." — Lani Tsinnajinnie, 2006.