We’re delighted to feature Seema Ghosh, one of WEN’s East Bay Green Reads book club leaders who discovered WEN through the Women of Wind Energy group.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I grew up in the Seattle area and studied electrical engineering at the University of Washington. After working for the power utility in Seattle for two years, I knew I wanted to get into renewable energy. I went to graduate school at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) to study electrical engineering. After graduating I joined Black & Veatch in their Portland, OR office doing substation design. Within a year I found Black & Veatch’s renewable energy consulting group in the Bay Area and transferred here. I’ve been working for Black & Veatch for almost 5 years.
How long have you been a WEN member?
I’ve only been a WEN member for a few months. A friend of mine introduced me to Women of Wind Energy (WoWE). I have been working with them for about two years. Through WoWE I found out about WEN. I’m very excited about being part of this great group of people.
What do you like best about WEN?
I like meeting people in the environmental field in various facets. I’ve met people who do environmental consulting, help small businesses, work for non-profits, do green marketing, and so on. I’m excited to be part of WEN and look forward to meeting more of its unique and diverse members.
What other activities are you involved in?
I’m on the Women of Wind Energy leadership team. WoWE puts on events such as tours of wind farms or green winery’s, lectures, and joint ventures such as the Women In Renewable Energy (WIRE) career panel events. Aside from these things I love cooking, reading, and spending time with my dog.
Favorite thing about living in the Bay Area?
The Bay Area is unique in so many ways. The weather is wonderful and there is a great diversity of people and culture here. But what I think is really great about California, and the Bay Area in general, is how progressive things are. I love being on BART and overhearing people talk about green building, renewable energy, or sustainability; these kind of ideas are not unique around here!