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2010 College Student Interns

A photo of three female student interns and one male student intern sitting on a rock with the Grand Canyon in the background.

Pictured left to right at Grand Canyon West on Hualapai tribal land: Joni Fuenmayor, Logan Slock, Prestene Garnenez, and Gepetta Billie.
Photo from Connie Brooks

Learn more about the Tribal Energy Program's 2010 college student interns, including their educational backgrounds, research papers, a testimonial, and photos.

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

Joni Fuenmayor (Navajo)


  • A.A.S. Energy Systems, Navajo Technical College, Crownpoint, New Mexico
  • B.A. Studio Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Research paper: What's in a Watt? An Exploration of the Basic Electrical Relationship Between a Residential Photovoltaic System and an Appliance

Prestene Garnenez (Navajo)


  • M.A. Urban Planning, University of California-Los Angeles, California
  • B.S. Biology and minor in Mathematics, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Research paper: Renewable Energy in Indian Country: Working to Build a Sustainable Community Using Renewable Energy Resources in Hualapai Nation

Logan Slock (Hopi/Choctaw)

Degree: B.A. Liberal Arts with focus in Environmental Studies, Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont

Research paper: Achieving Overall Betterment of Energy Resource Use in Tribal Communities

Intern Testimonial

"It was really nice when an elderly community member…told me he was 'happy to see young Indians involved in these issues and getting their education.' His comment gave me a sense of pride in what we are doing and it made me realize that we are making a difference."
— Logan Slock