2009 College Student Interns
Learn more about the Tribal Energy Program's 2009 college student interns, including their educational backgrounds, research papers, a testimonial, and photo.
Suzanne Singer (Navajo)
- Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California–Berkeley, California
- M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California–Berkeley, California
- B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Gepetta Billie (Navajo)
- M.C.R.P. Community & Regional Planning, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
- B.A. Environmental Planning & Design, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
- A.A.S. Civil Engineering Technology, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Prestene Garnenez (Navajo)
- M.A. Urban Planning, University of California-Los Angeles, California
- B.S. Biology & minor in Mathematics, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Research paper: Green Gas Stations: A Guide for Tribally Owned Gas Stations
"I think what I learned that is important in all the tribes we visited, is the importance of 'ownership' of the project. If you're investing part of what you have—your time, money, energy, pride—into these projects, [then] the projects can be successful, long-lived and sustainable."
— Prestene Garnerez