Student Icon represents a voice for those who are part of a movement. A talent pool of brilliant minds who coexist to innovate, influence and foster change.
Presented by Nexen and In partnership with Student Energy, Student Icon will feature individuals from across the globe in various stages of their academic career. From high school to PHD students, our Student Icons are confident, optimistic and high achievers.
Listen to their story, engage in their dialogue and conversations and most importantly embark on their path to change!
More than a century after the light bulb was invented most of the African continent is still in the dark after nightfall.” This statement by The World Bank summarizes one of Africa’s greatest energy challenges and threats to sustainable development today – the low level of access to electricity. The importance of affordable and reliable […]
Degree: Energy Management, 2013, Haskayne School of Business Current Position: Project Performance Analyst, TransCanada Pipelines In my last year of university, everyone assured me that I would miss the student life, and that I should savor every minute of it before real life set in. This couldn’t have been further from the truth! I’ve always […]
Varun is a 2015 MPA student concentrating in Energy at Columbia University. Previously, he worked as a Senior Associate in KPMG’s Climate Change and Sustainability practice, where his engagements included sustainable supply chain management, energy efficiency and environmental due diligence. Varun also has experience in financial services on Wall Street, where he focused on foreign […]
Jorge studies Mechanical Engineering and is President of the Energy and Environment Society at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Jorge is ISES 2011 and 2013 alumni, and Chair of the upcoming Latin American Student Energy Summit. Jorge also co-founded Rennueva, a startup aimed at developing sustainable polymer recycling alternatives. We asked Jorge: The OGM: As […]
Malgorzata is pursuing a MA in Economics at the University of Aberdeen and currently works as an energy business analyst for Pale Blue Dot Energy Ltd. In 2011, she helped create an amendment to the annual plan for environmental protection during the Environmental Leadership Conference in Hong Kong. Her adventure with StudentEnergy began at the […]
“There’s no age for invention to begin.” I can define myself as a young social thinker, with interest, work and achievements in varied fields of environment & sustainable energy. I was the recipient of India’s highest technology innovation award: National Innovation Foundation (NIF) IGINTE Award 2010 & winner at the International Student Sustainable Energy Competition […]
Shifali is a multi-faceted, extremely passionate person. In her 22 years, she has been an IT engineer, a dancer, a photographer, a debater, a teacher, a leader and an ‘enernerd’! It is her life’s mission to explore and travel as much as possible. Her ability to solve 5000 piece puzzles, is stems from the fact […]
Gautham.S is an engineering student at Anna University. His interest lies on sustainable development. He is working on solar cells, waste water treatment and sustainable development. He runs Green and Educational Technologists Foundation. He conducts coastal clean ups, medical camps and campaigns on energy literacy and sustainability through the organization. We asked Gautham: The OGM: As […]
With an entrepreneurial spirit and a venture that has embedded the triple bottom-line approach of economical, social and environmental benefits to his venture, Zakir I. Hussein was born in Daar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania and immigrated with his family to Canada at an early age. With no formal business background, Zakir grew up with lessons of hard work […]
Bruce Gao is 19 years old and is studying Neuroscience under the inaugural Schulich Leader Award – the Canadian equivalent to the Rhodes Scholarship. He is the Co-Founder of SimplySolar, an award winning tech startup that optimizes solar panels with phones. Born and raised in Calgary, he is a fluent public speaker who has presented to […]
Originally from a small town near Hanover, Christoph moved to Stuttgart for his undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering. After running a cleantech start-up in Delft for 8 months, he is now focused on finishing his MSc degree in Sustainable Energy Technology from TU Delft. He is looking for new challenges and opportunities that have real […]
Nick Wallat is focused on doing things differently. As manager of Capital Planning in Nexen’s Oil Sands Division, Nick is combining his technical experience and international business education to push for excellence in capital management. An engineering graduate from the University of Waterloo, Nick joined Nexen’s New Graduate Program in 2006. Completing four subsurface roles […]
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