Empower Generation: The 6th in a series highlighting the work of Rocky Mountain Institute alumni.
Senior Development Officer
Betsy is a Senior Development Officer at RMI. Prior to her current role, Betsy served as RMI’s librarian and knowledge manager. She was responsible for supporting the research activities of RMI’s R&C Team and for archiving, organizing, and cataloging RMI’s knowledge, both internally and externally. She managed RMI’s library of books and journals and provided reference services for staff. Betsy works out of the RMI Innovation Center.
Prior to coming to RMI, Betsy worked in the library at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in North Carolina where she conducted reference, instruction, and advanced online searching services to scientists in the areas of air quality and pollution. She also worked as a digital librarian for an international health organization.
Master of Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Here’s an organization you may not have heard of: the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR). Anna Shpitsberg, an RMI alumna who served as an intern in 2010, moved on to work at the DOE, where she was a Presidential Management Fellow. More recently, though, she’s served as Power Sector Advisor at ENR.
Note: This is the 4th post in a series highlighting the work of Rocky Mountain Institute alumni. Thornton Tomasetti is a structural engineering powerhouse with 600 employees worldwide, two of whom are RMI alumni: Amy Seif Hattan and Gunnar Hubbard.
This is the third in a series of blogs about RMI alumni. Many Rocky Mountain Institute interns come here through their love and concern for the environment. David Anderson isn’t your typical greenie, though. He’s more engineer than environmentalist and was attracted to RMI because of his interest in energy, which stems from his love of racing cars.
Always an environmentalist, Jonah Bea-Taylor’s original career plan was to become a scientist who studied and saved endangered species.
Life as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a whirlwind of midterms, finals, and the fleeting moments in between. During brief breaks from the library, students somehow find time to participate in clubs, go out with friends, play sports, and otherwise create lasting memories of our college experience.
At RMI we try to measure our impact in the world. One way to do that is to look to alumni and see what they have done since leaving us. These people have RMI’s approach to design and problem solving in their professional arsenal when they move on, and you could say that they are taking RMI with them when they go.
RMI’s Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Amory Lovins has been questioning the viability of nuclear energy to safely and economically meet our energy needs for the last 35 years in his lectures, writings, research, and consulting work. Always a prolific writer, Lovins has been particularly vociferous with this argument since Japan’s Fukushima disaster, writing four pieces about nuclear energy in the last few months.