Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) works with industry leaders to support a diversified workforce at WINDPOWER 2019

May 15, 2019 • Recent Press Releases

Six Rudd Mayer awardees will attend this year’s trade show and be recognized during the WRISE Luncheon at WINDPOWER

Brooklyn, NY —WRISE has selected six 2019 Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellows and plans to recognize them at the group’s luncheon on Wednesday, May 22nd during the WINDPOWER 2018 Conference and Exhibition in Houston.

Meet the 2019 Rudd Mayer Fellows:

  • Lauren Cutlip, James Madison University
  • Katie Diaz, University of Delaware
  • Sepideh Kianbakht, School of Mines
  • Rose Luna, Northwest Renewable Energy Institute
  • Elizabeth O’Connell, Lewis and Clark Law School
  • Brandy Werre, Idaho State University

“Rudd Mayer was an inspiration for action and progress as she advocated for wind energy and each of our 2019 Fellows are actively building on that legacy,” said Kristen Graf, Executive Director of Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. “This fellowship is an important step in ensuring that these amazing hardworking women get a jumpstart on their careers and access to the resources of the WRISE community. We are excited to help them make connections across the industry at WINDPOWER and I can’t wait to see where their paths will lead them next.”

About the Rudd Mayer Fellowship:
The Rudd Mayer Fellowship is WRISE’s way of supporting women in the academic community, college students and recent graduates, who are interested in expanding their knowledge and engaging in the renewable energy field by attending the WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition. This annual fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis and selection is based on commitment to renewable energy development, academic achievement, potential for future contributions to the U.S. renewable energy community, and financial need. The 2019 Rudd Mayer fellowship is made possible with the generous support of Siemens Gamesa.

About Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy:
WRISE was founded in 2005 and works to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy. Since that time, WRISE has grown to an organization with local chapters in the US and Canada; national programming that includes activities at renewable trade shows across the country, the Leadership Forum, Take Charge Workshops, mentoring, professional development and webinar series; and a growing grassroots network of more than 7,000 women and men.