GMC Certificate Achievers & REI Alumni Spotlight
The Nature Conservancy, Trina Mallik
The REI Accredited Center is pleased to focus on the achievements of those who have attended REI courses and achieved the internationally recognized Galileo Master Certificate to further their careers in the Green Energy sector. The REI this month is delighted to speak with The Nature Conservancy’s Trina Mallik, who attended the Electric Vehicles course in New York City. Trina joined the REI’s network of course participants from over 140 countries worldwide, including delegates from IBM, General Motors and the World Bank.
1. Hi Trina: what is your current expertise and how does this relate to the Green Energy field? I actually started my career as a Mechanical Engineer designing coal fired power plants! During my MBA studies I became interested in the field of corporate social responsibility. Upon graduating I combined my energy background with my business education to work with companies on their climate change strategies and implementation. I’ve worked in different kinds of organizations – for profit, start up, private, and non-profit – to accelerate the decarbonization of companies.
2. Why did you choose to train with the REI Accredited Center in New York City and take the exam for the internationally recognized Galileo Master Certificate? Since Electric Vehicles is such a critical component of meeting local, national, and international greenhouse gas reduction goals, I wanted to get a broad and deep training on them. The REI course content covered all the subjects of EVs that I wanted to learn.
3. What are the skills that you gained with the REI Accredited Center?I learned about the technologies of EVs, its market share, the charging station infrastructure that is necessary to facilitate their adoption, consumer attitudes towards them, effective regulatory incentives – all very practical information on how we can realistically see more widespread use of EVs.
4. How will you apply these skills to your career, either directly or indirectly? My job is to focus on the decarbonization of New Jersey. Since the transportation sector accounts for 46% of Greenhouse Gas emissions, the electrification of transportation is significant. What I learned during the Electric Vehicles course will make me more effective in finding practical ways of achieving higher EV adoption in New Jersey.
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