New Intern Cameron Small Brings Electronics & LCA Background
Georgia Tech student aims to build career as hardware engineer with a sustainability orientation
We’re very pleased to welcome our newest intern, Cameron Small, who brings focused electronics knowledge and strong sustainability interest to his role with us.
Cameron hails from the Bronx in New York City and will be starting his senior year this January at Georgia Tech, where he’s majoring in electrical engineering with a focus on renewable and sustainable energy systems. He notes that one of his favorite classes to date was in sustainable manufacturing, which included an introduction to the use of life cycle assessment (LCA).
His engagement with sustainability dates to a 2019 volunteer internship with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, in which Cameron worked in the Department’s sustainability and emerging technology office on Randall’s Island.
“I worked on a project advocating for integration of transparent solar cells into our building and other city buildings,” he recalls. “I thought the technology was so interesting and wanted to learn more about creative ways of using technology to combat climate change.”
Cameron also has experience working as an IT Support Engineer intern at Amazon and as a Project Engineering intern at Enertiv, a tech startup that specializes in submetering and energy monitoring software. His keen focus on electronics (he enjoys building computers as well as working with them) brings capabilities and experience in support of EarthShift Global’s growing list of electronics-based projects.
“I learned about the company while searching for electronics-related positions where I could get more experience in sustainability, and it sounded like a great fit,” he says. “My biggest hope is to contribute to a published LCA report. I've not written or contributed to any public literature so I think that would be really cool.”
Longer term, Cameron would like to work as a hardware engineer, testing and deploying devices that would help fight climate change.
We welcome Cameron to the EarthShift Global team and look forward to having the benefit of his skills and enthusiasm!