“My educational goals is to graduate with honors and to become an Electrical Engineer specializing in Sustainable Energy and Power Distribution for the Navajo Nation.”
School: Navajo Technical University, Crownpoint, NM
Major: Bachelor of Science – Electrical Engineering
Personal Objectives: To develop a renewable energy source within my community and on my reservation. This will eliminate pollution and benefit my community’s environment
“My educational and career goals are to become an Electrical Engineer. I want to have a stable yet flexible career, something that will allow me to grow in the company.”
School: Navajo Technical University – Electrical Engineering
Personal objectives: “I like to know that I can stay if I love the environment I am in or if I choose to I can travel with my job, which is something I want. My short-term goals that lead to my long-term goals are to be an excellent student and keep passing my classes with A’s so that I am able to keep my high grade point average or even raise my GPA to have a 4.0, which I am now trying to work toward. All I wanted to do when I selected my career choice was to become a leader, not only the younger generation, but also to anyone seeking this type of employment route. I want to inspire people that no matter where you come from or whatever your situation may, that it’s possible to give yourself a better life; all you have to do is apply yourself. Another thing I want to be able to do is give back; by tutoring other students who are in need of help, because I know how hard it can be to be stuck in your homework assignments or a problem. When I achieve my goal and get my Electrical Engineering Bachelor Degree, I would like to make the Navajo Nation a natural Energy resource environment, so the Navajo and other tribes living on the Navajo Nation will have access to electric and running water in their homes. When I did some research, I found there are more than 18,000 homes on the Navajo Nation that do not have power and water. I would like to make changes on the Navajo Nation and other citizens who need the help. I know with my electrical engineering degree, I would be able to build solar panels that will provide enough energy to have electric, it will be better for the environment as well. Most of the Navajo people live off the grid about 1-2 hours away from the nearest water and power resource; they have to haul water every two days. From the solar panels it will give them enough electric to power the water pump, so they can have clean fresh water to drink, shower etc. This would solve some of the problems for Navajo Nation and with my help; I believe I can do it. I think this is a safer way to get energy on our reservation and safer for our environment. This will benefit many of the Navajo Nation’s people in need.“
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