We are pleased to welcome Brenda Scott as a new member of our Energy Team. Brenda has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and started her professional career providing government funded energy audits for industrial companies while finishing her MBA in Guadalupe, Mexico.
Soon after graduation, Brenda realized that she wanted to work in the energy sector’s Demand Side Management (DSM), where she could use her talents to help change behaviors around consumer demand for energy. That realization led her to apply to UBC, where she completed a Master’s of Engineering in Clean Energy, choosing to focus on areas of sustainable energy generation and efficient energy use.
1. What is your favorite thing about the work that you do at Prism and why?
The fact that I get to be a part of our clients’ efforts in energy efficiency and conservation is very exciting. I also enjoy having the opportunity to support local utility providers’ Demand Side Management (DSM) programs, which help adjust demands on energy resources and encourage sustainable consumer behaviors.
2. What motivates you in your work?
I am motivated by the Prism team of diverse, but like-minded individuals who believe in the importance of building a more sustainable world.
3. Who has most influenced your career?
Several people have influenced my career, but the biggest influence was probably my manager while at my first job out of UBC. She was the person that gave me an opportunity to break into the Canadian job market and who introduced me to the DSM world in BC.
4. Where have you travelled that is interesting or unique and what did you do there?
Right after graduating high school I spent a year in Paris. It wasn’t the destination that was unique but the experience of moving to a completely foreign country, meeting new people who became lifelong friends, and adapting to adverse circumstances made that trip one that I’ll truly never forget.