Michelle Lewis is a Unity College student from Long Beach, California where she graduated from Los Alamitos High School with academic honors and a fondness for environmental science and helping others. She is currently focusing on her interests in renewable energy and sustainable development by majoring in Sustainable Energy Management. She is a Sustainability Ambassador for Unity College’s Sustainability Office, helping her campus and peers become more environmentally friendly, and she is a student research assistant, applying and sharing her knowledge of calculus, optimization, and analytical mathematics. Furthermore, Michelle Lewis is quick to learn new concepts, technology, and computer programs. In California, she volunteers with Grid Alternatives, a non-profit organization that installs solar panel systems for low income households free of charge. Other volunteer experiences include work with PeaceJam, Talk About Curing Autism, and a number of academic societies (NHS, NJHS, and CSF). She is approachable, well organized, and open minded. She enjoys learning about other cultures, and she has conversational level fluency in Japanese. After Michelle graduates, she hopes to take her expertise and help solve real world problems of energy accessibility in developing countries and help further the renewable energy and sustainability movement on a global scale. It is in this manner that she hopes to help prevent natural resource depletion and protect natural ecosystems while improving the standard of living on all continents.