Energize Colleges Fellow, Global Sustainability Resource Center
Rachel Pennington is a recent University of California, Irvine graduate serving as the Climate Corps Energize Colleges Fellow. Rachel will develop and manage the Energize Colleges internship program, where she will support a community of interns interested pursuing career pathways in sustainable energy. Rachel looks forward to partnering with the Global Sustainability Resource Center (GSRC) to expand sustainability outreach and opportunities on campus. During her undergraduate time on campus, she studied environmental science, while interning for UCI’s Center for Environmental Biology, where she gained experience in sustainability education and outreach. This continued through her work as an education specialist at Crystal Cove Alliance, a non-profit focusing in ecological and historical conservation in Southern California’s Crystal Cove State Park. Rachel’s personal sustainability interests include renewable energy, environmental justice, food security, and the human rights of sustainability. Rachel believes that every person has a niche to fill in the pursuit of a sustainable future, and intends to equip students with the resources needed to successfully pursue rewarding careers in clean energy and sustainability.