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Meet our 2021 Revolutionary Power Fellows Daysia Charles and Wanjiku Gatheru!

APRIL 15TH 2022

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Wanjiku "Wawa" Gatheru is a 22-year-old environmental justice advocate, writer and current graduate student at the University of Oxford. She is a proud Kenyan-American and the first Black person in history to receive the Rhodes, Truman and Udall scholarships.

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Daysia Charles is pursuing her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College. She aspires to be an environmental engineer, with hopes of gaining a doctorate and working for the EPA in the future.

The Greater Boston Chapter - American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) and sponsors FirstLight Power and New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) are funding, for a second year, Revolutionary Power fellowships. The Revolutionary Power fellow will join a team of researchers working on projects related to the advancement of state-level transitions to equitable renewable energy. The Scholar will receive training, mentoring, and additional support to effectively accomplish internship goals.

Scholar will participate in the following activities:

Development of energy justice research projects
Publishing research in peer-reviewed journals
Development of policy briefs

Community Outreach and Engagement:

Designing training materials for use in community organizations
Conducting webinars and trainings on toolkits, policy briefs, and other research developed by ED
Meeting and collaborating with frontline community leaders and policy experts

This opportunity is open to those that self identify as women of color pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, and recent graduates who meet the following qualifications:

Be a U.S. Citizen at the time of application.
Be 18 years of age or older by May 1, 2022.
Must be pursuing a degree or have a degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline, public policy, or law.

Eligibility Requirements:
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
Degree: Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.

  • Business

  • Communications and Graphics Design

  • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences

  • Earth and Geosciences

  • Engineering

  • Environmental and Marine Sciences

  • Life Health and Medical Sciences

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Other Non-S&E 

  • Other Physical Sciences

  • Other S&E-Related

  • Physics

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Age: Must be 18 years old by 5/1/2022

To apply please submit the following items to AABEBoston@gmail.com:

  • In 1000 words or less share your reason of interest for this opportunity. 

  • Resume (PDF)

  • Transcripts/Academic Records - Unofficial transcripts or copies of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institutional systems may be submitted. Transcripts/Academic Records must include name of the academic institution, name of the student, completed/in progress coursework and grades through fall 2020. Documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to submission.