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Employee Q&A: Meet Katharine

What interested you in working at Clean Energy NH?

What interested me the most about Clean Energy NH (CENH) was how passionate everyone I met with was about the mission. With a mission that aligns with my personal values, I felt that my work would be meaningful and impactful.

What were you up to prior to working at the organization?

Prior to working at CENH, I was a software sales representative.

Why did you decide to work in the clean energy industry?

The clean energy industry is so important because there are clear, tangible benefits of renewable energy. I was looking to transition to this sector since the bulk of my free time is spent participating in various forms of outdoor recreation. I would like to preserve our natural landscapes and resources for future generations

Describe your position in more detail. Who will you be working with and what will you be doing?

I will be collaborating closely with small businesses and farms across the granite state to assist them in accessing USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) funds for their clean energy and energy efficiency projects.

What aspect of your job excites you most? Why?

This role in particular excited me because I would be on the ground working with small businesses and farms to access funding for clean energy and energy efficiency projects. I have always liked working with others and getting to hear their stories and I am very passionate about the environment. I liked that this particular role combined both.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Find your own path.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

Outside of work, you will find me wandering up a mountain, traversing a gravel bike path, carving down ski slopes, scaling a bouldering wall, or browsing through outdoor gear stores.

A typical weekend for me is…

Year round you can find me hiking one (or more) of the 4,000 foot mountains in New Hampshire.

What’s on your bucket list?

Visit all 63 national parks.

If you could choose anyone to play you in a movie, who would it be?

Emma Watson.

Tell us one thing most people don't know about you.

I am a plant enthusiast, I have more than 65 plants in my studio-sized apartment.

Fun Facts:

Coffee or Tea? And how do you take it?

Coffee, I like a hot oat milk cappuccino.

Favorite NH Restaurant:

Favorite Musician/Band/Music genre:

I like folk/ indie and my favorite artist is Noah Kahan.

Favorite Recreational Activity:

Hiking / backpacking around the White Mountain National Forest.

Favorite Holiday:

Earth Day

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