Michelle Henry received her B.S./M.A in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia in 2010. Throughout her undergraduate experience, she has been committed to community service, both within her local community and abroad. Teaching English and environmental conservation in Chile, Belize, Nicaragua, and Thailand helped shape her desire to pursue a career in sustainable energy. A co-op at PECO Energy in Philadelphia solidified her interest in the energy industry as she had a chance to examine the environmental implications surrounding each type of electricity generation from coal to nuclear. After completing two research projects concerning land use and diet in South Africa, Michelle hopes to continue conducting research abroad in an effort to find technologies that can turn waste into energy through biofuels.
The 2010-2011 Placement Institution for Michelle Henry is the Appropriate Technology Association (ATA), Energy Ashram, in Khao Yai, Thailand.