Sofia

  • Energy Engineer Intern
  • Lisboa, PT
  • Mar 20, 2021
Engineering: Electrical Engineering: Hardware

Personal Summary

I am an Energy and Environmental Engineering student. I will end my bachelor’s degree next year. I am passionate about decarbonizing the Energy Sector for many reasons. The biggest one being the fact that this sector is the one that most contributes to Green House Gases; (stats from World Data) to the climate crisis we are dealing right now. The projects I did outside off school energized me and gave me the needed tools and opportunities to develop skills that were lacking in my formal education. Making me a balanced and highly motivated candidate. I am eager to learn and to make an impact in the world as you can see from my

Work Experience

Volunteer
Jan 2021 - Climate Action Tech

I am volunteering for Climate Action Tech organization.

  • I worked on the LetsGreenTheWeb Campaign - A Twitter campaign that focused on raising awareness of the carbon footprint of websites. Within this project I wrote an article: We challenged five organisations to review their website carbon emissions and here's what happened
  • I am also going to start working on the Onboarding Program for new users. My responsibilities will be facilitating some of the Welcome Calls and reaching new users and helped them with what they need.

Skills/Knowledge I gained here:
-Writing - Social Media - Research - Communication - Team Work


Student Fellow
Nov 2020 - Feb 2021 Terra.Do Climate Change Bootcamp

This climate change Bootcamp course is built around practical & personalized learning. It's a 12-week course focused on giving specialized and personalized tools to help people who want to work on climate change.
Skills/Knowledge I gained here:
-Energy Sector - Climate Change Big Picture View - Networking - Communication - Team Work
-Team Management - Public Speaking

Portuguese Women In tech
Mar 2020 - Sep 2020 The PWIT Women's Mentorship Program

A five-month program that focuses on the professional and personal development of female tech students and recent graduates.
Skills/Knowledge I gained here:
-Networking

Internship
Jan 2019 - May 2019 Lisboa E-Nova

Lisboa E-Nova is an environmental and energy agency. I worked in two departments, one responsible for educating the public, especially children, about sustainable practices and one other focused on technical projects.
Skills/Knowledge I gained here:
-EU EnviromentalPolicy - PortuguseEnviromentalPolicy - SGIS - Comunication - TimeManagment - EnergySector

Project Manager
Nov 2016 - Dec 2016 Ferreira High School

I and my team tried to finance your own project to power Virgilio Ferreira High School with solar panels installed in the ruff by applying it to the Participatory budgeting of Carnide. Unfortunately, we couldn't finish the project but it was an excellent learning experience.
Skills/Knowledge I gained here:
-Portuguese Local Policy - Research - Communication - Leadership - Team Work

Education

Energy and Enviromental Engineering
Sep 2018 - Jul 2022 Lisbon University

Software Languages & Skills

Python, Excel

Experience Level

Current student (or less than 1 year)

Sectors of Interest

Buildings & Cities, Research & Education, Energy, Advocacy or Policy, Transportation, Carbon Removal Engineering, Materials & Manufacturing, Pollution & Waste Reduction, Technology

Are you currently working in climate?

No

Are you interested in being involved in a Climatebase mentorship program? If so, how would you like to participate? (As a mentor VS as a mentee)

Yes, I am interested as a mentee

Where are you in your climate journey?

I am looking for a climate job

I am here to:

Get a job, Learn more about climate change and solutions, Connect with others in the space, Find a mentor

Do you want your public profile to be hidden?

No

LinkedIn URL:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sofia-rufino-2ab1b6142/

Would you like to have the opportunity to be featured in Climatebase's weekly newsletters?

Yes