How to Change Careers: Alternative Energy

Thursday, May 7 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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Virtual Event

An inspiring evening about changing careers & working in alternative energy. Online panel discussion + meet fellow career changers.

As we go through a global crisis, the way we work is changing. And the work needed during and after this time is changing as well, calling us with more urgency. Some of us might even feel a stronger push to make a difference. If you are looking for a career that helps the planet, I invite you to explore the field of alternative energy. There are many different types of opportunities available in this niche, but growing field, and I invited 3 career changers to join me to discuss live what it took them to take the leap and create a fulfilling career.

How can you pursue a career change - especially if you are not sure what you want to do - at a time of global crisis? By leaning into the changes happening in the world. We are at a crossroads and many things will now evolve - let's contribute our skills, passion and drive to participate in this evolution.

Meet and hear from professionals and entrepreneurs who changed careers to pursue professions or businesses that make a difference.

Meet the Panelists:

JOSE HERNANDEZ leads external outreach efforts and helps with recruitment for all programs at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI). Prior to LACI, Jose served as Deputy District Director to Congresswoman Barbara Lee where he advised her on issues related to transportation, housing, foreign affairs, and economic development. He also worked with the Greenlining Institute where he published a research brief that influenced the City of Los Angeles to change its local election dates to coincide with statewide elections. Jose earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and his M.B.A. from the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College.

KAMEALE C. TERRY is the co-founder and CEO of ChargerHelp!, an app that enables on-demand repair of electric vehicle charging stations. As the former Director of Programs and Gov’t Contracts at EV Connect, an EVSE network provider, Kameale led a team of four to execute over ten multi-million dollar private and government contracts for electric vehicle infrastructure in the United States, Australia, and Canada. Prior to this role Kameale created, hired, and oversaw the Customer Experience Department at EV Connect, by partnering with the Southbay Workforce Investment Board to employee candidates from the local community. As a South Central Los Angeles native, Kameale believes that the green economy can be spread to the masses through workforce development that utilizes emerging technology.

CHRIS GOLDIE is a Community Solar Operations Manager at Cypress Creek Renewables. He has experience tracking energy project development and advising federal clients on improving government reporting in order to keep pace with economic, regulatory, and technological changes in the energy industry. He has diverse skills in industry research, data analytics, and consultation with clients and end-users for an in-house government consulting firm. LEED Green Associate with an engineering background closely following the green building and sustainability industries.

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If you have any questions, you can reach Aurora Meneghello directly at

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