A diverse network of students and professionals in Portland working locally to make an impact globally
Green Empowerment’s Associate Board provides students and early to mid-career professionals with a clear pathway to volunteer service in Portland, builds the capacity of our city’s future leaders and infuses our work with new and creative ideas that amplify our impact.
Launched in the fall of 2018, this group convenes on a monthly basis at the Green Empowerment office in downtown Portland to:
Advise on Green Empowerment initiatives and efforts to increase our visibility
Build new skills and learn more about international development and renewable energy
Expand their professional networks and connect with others who share their values
Make a meaningful difference to the communities we support around the world
Many thanks to the inaugural members of Green Empowerment’s Associate Board. Your contributions are already making an impact. In addition to the shared activities above, current members have individual work plans to ensure their unique interests are fulfilled through this program – from improving Spanish language skills to learning more about renewable technologies to participating in local advocacy. More information about each member is coming soon!
Ary Hashim, Student at Lewis & Clark University
Paul Hawkins, Contractor at Bonneville Power Administration
Caitlin Horsley, Sustainability Manager at Portland General Electric
Marianna Huntley, Project Manager at Johnson Barrow
Reilly Loveland, Project Manager at New Buildings Institute
Carly Vendegna, Program Analyst at Lockheed Martin
Melanie Billings-Yun, Board Liasion
If you are interested in connecting with one of the members above to learn about their experience with Green Empowerment, please contact Development Manager, Kristen Grauer.
Young professionals commit to:
A service period of 12 months that can be renewed twice, consecutively.
Attending monthly meetings, missing no more than two meetings per year
Attending additional Green Empowerment events or meetings, as needed
Dedicating no more than 10 hours a month to program activities
At this time, this group is open to students and early to mid-career professionals who live in the Portland Metro Area. We seek members from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds, with an interest in one or more topics related to Green Empowerment’s work including, but not limited to: renewable energy, sustainable development, international development, travel, environmental conservation, water access, social justice, indigenous rights, community planning and organization, health or engineering.
To ask questions about your eligibility or apply to become a member, please contact Development Manager, Kristen Grauer.