Trailblazing Queens engineer honored for driving diversity in sustainability field

Read the full story in the Queens Daily Eagle.

After noticing a severe lack of diversity in the field of sustainability, environmental engineer Cristina Garcia rolled up her sleeves and got to work recruiting.

Garcia, a Queens native, created a program to train students at her alma mater City College on clean energy technology and energy efficiency while she worked for the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. She later founded Latinos in Sustainability, a subset of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers to highlight the potential of a career in sustainability. 

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Education & Empowerment program recognized Garcia for her work. The agency presented Garcia with a C3E award for advocacy.

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