Celebrating Women in Weatherization - Viviana Ali Fortuno

July 9, 2024

Viviana Ali Fortuno - WAP Manager, Puerto Rico How did you first get interested and involved in weatherization? Wanted to know more about energy efficiency and how to expand the program’s reach. Tell us about your current and past roles in weatherization. Currently I’m the WAP Manager for Puerto Rico. What is it like being a woman in weatherization? Advantages?

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Celebrating Women in Weatherization - Jessica Mahon

June 25, 2024

Jessica Mahon - Program Director, Community Services Agency, Nevada How did you first get interested and involved in Weatherization? My professional and education background is in social work and nonprofit program delivery. I've always been interested in ways that we can support increased self-sufficiency and positive outcomes for low-income families and marginalized communities, which

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Celebrating Women in Weatherization - Sonia Cruz

June 11, 2024

Sonia Cruz – Lead Technical Instructor, Earth Forward Group, Connecticut How did you first get interested and involved in weatherization? By pure chance. As a displaced worker, I was referred to a program offering the opportunity to participate in a "Women Can Weld" training program. As part of the enrollment process, I took a general knowledge test (which I passed with flying colors)

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Celebrating Women in Weatherization - Danielle Safford

May 28, 2024

Danielle Safford - Weatherization Program Coordinator, Oregon How did you first get interested and involved in weatherization? My brother-in-law was an HVAC contractor working for a local community action agency and shared that they had some openings for weatherization technicians. Tell us about your current and past roles in weatherization. I worked as an installer for a few

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Celebrating Women in Weatherization - Michele York

May 14, 2024

Michele York – BIL Program Specialist, New Hampshire How did you first get interested and involved in weatherization? I have always loved the idea of solar and wind. I joined the Loudon Alternative Energy Committee (L.A.E.C.) as soon as it was formed so I could learn more about all the ways we can help our town save money and the environment. We started small by putting in LED

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