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  • answered 2016-11-24 11:45:33 -0700
    Q: How did you find out about New Energy Economy?
    A: A friend of mine from Taos told me about New Energy Economy, and I found a link to your website on Patagonia’s “Grassroots Organizations” page.
  • answered 2016-11-24 11:41:39 -0700
    Q: Why do you want to work with New Energy Economy?
    A: As a GSSE student with a long history of environmental volunteer work, the prospect of working for the New Energy Economy excites me tremendously, especially with this position’s potential to mesh wonderfully with my sustainability knowledge and experience. Having taken GSSE courses including “Project Management” and “Financing and Evaluating Sustainable Enterprise”, and with my current multicultural involvement in an international venture in the Galapagos and Indonesia to raise awareness in waste and upcycling to fight the climate change, I have a serious investment (both personal and academic) in how this campaign gives the communities a shot at a better environment. It is this sense of commitment, passion in learning, interest in the renewable energy, along with my experience and skills (gained through my work, volunteering, and studies) that would make me an excellent intern for New Energy Economy.
  • answered 2016-11-24 11:38:48 -0700
    Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
    A: I like to be outside and enjoy nature—hiking and camping. I also like taking pictures of landscapes and wildlife which is one driving force behind my investment in environmental issues. Cooking and making soaps takes up a good amount of my free time, too.
  • answered 2016-11-24 11:32:38 -0700
    Q: In what area are you particularly strong? In what area are you particularly challenged?
    A: I am particularly strong in working with team members to achieve goals—for example, planning out and executing the Galapagos venture this past summer. At times, I find it challenging to disengage from projects I’m particularly passionate about, sometimes bringing work home when I should be relaxing.
  • answered 2016-11-24 11:24:31 -0700
    Q: If you would like three things to come out of your internship what would they be?
    A: Contribution to the community and environment, personal, and professional growth.
  • answered 2016-11-24 11:22:22 -0700
    Q: Please describe a personal experience that made you want to get involved in environmental/community activism?
    A: Being born and raised in a beautiful tropical country with some of the richest biological and cultural diversity on the planet is a blessing. I am so proud to be Indonesian—but at times I can be embarrassed, too, because not many of us seem to appreciate the natural beauty surrounding us. Take a trip to my country, and you can easily find Indonesians littering everywhere. Streets lined with candy wrappers and plastic bags and beaches covered with empty instant noodle cups are common sights. Also, big businesses here play a huge role in damaging the environment. A couple years ago, I witnessed corporate exploitation of rainforest in Kalimantan (Borneo) first- hand—and since then, I have wanted to help stop the environmental destruction of Indonesia and taken actions addressing the most wicked global challenge: the climate change.

    My experience in Borneo widened my perspective and drove me to other environmental volunteer work and projects. A friend and I initiated the environmental group Garuda Youth Community (GYC) in Surabaya. We recruited other students from different universities, and I led a campaign to end use of plastic shopping bags in stores. We also worked with Greenpeace Surabaya to clean up the extremely polluted Kenjeran Beach. Spearheading GYC helped me put to use leadership skills I had only read about in my Management classes, overcoming the very real challenges of organizing and mobilizing a group of well-meaning yet unorderly young adults. I also recently finished volunteering for the Mangrove Environmental Education Program, where we educated local people who live near the mangrove forest about the importance of keeping the trees alive and recycling household waste—giving me first-hand experience with social development and entrepreneurship (with recycling). Until today I am still actively involved in addressing the climate change issue through school projects with focused on renewable energy and upcycling.
  • answered 2016-11-24 11:16:48 -0700
    Q: In what ways have you practiced leadership, or how do you imagine utilizing your leadership skills in the next 1-2 years?
    A: Leadership, I strongly believe, is an art of serving. As explained in the book “Leadership Art” by Max De Pree, a leader needs to understand the diversity of people’s gifts, talents, ideas, and skills—and leadership is an act of polishing, liberating, and enabling those characteristics. I also think that a sign of great leadership can be seen not in the leader herself, but in her followers. A leader succeeds not by pushing her team to achieve a certain goal, but by helping each team member discover his or her traits and skills and by shaping the members into more developed individuals. This shaping, I believe, will not usually be met with too much resistance, since I tend to assume people will be generally friendly and responsive when I first meet them. At least, that is how I am when I first meet new people, and this will stay in the next 1-2 years.

    Personally, my core values for leading are passion, genuineness, intimacy, connectivity, honesty and trust, equality, adventure, and personal growth. Passion and genuineness are core values (maybe combine the two to form “genuine passion”) because a sense of mere obligation to accomplish a goal cannot result in high productivity or “polished” personal traits and skills, nor does it add any actual value to the leadership. A leader must also, I believe, develop a level of intimacy with each of her team members, which she can achieve, in part, by being a good listener and communicator—and which can foster connectivity, an essential trait of any team wishing to smoothly function as a whole. Intimacy also helps build both honesty and trust, which, in my mind, are crucial in that they strengthen a team’s connectivity (or at least prevent it from falling apart) and stoke the flames of passion. I think that equality among team members must be part of the equation, since inequality can do nothing but weaken trust, connectivity, and passion. Adventure is another core value because, in my mind, that is the best way to describe the teamwork process: it is a white-water-rapids ride of ups and downs, ending with stronger skill sets, useful experience, and fortified character (in the sense that a challenging circumstance “builds character”). The last, and maybe most important, core value on my list is personal growth—self-actualization. For me, this is my primary motivation for leading, which has led me to where I am today. It (this desire to develop into a better, stronger me) plays a large part in fueling my passion—and if realized, makes me a stronger leader the second time around.
  • answered 2016-11-24 11:08:55 -0700
    Q: Please tell us about your interest in this internship. How do you imagine that it may benefit you and the community/ies you live and work in?
    A: As a GSSE student with a long history of environmental volunteer work, the prospect of working for the New Energy Economy excites me tremendously, especially with this position’s potential to mesh wonderfully with my sustainability knowledge and experience. Having taken GSSE courses including “Project Management” and “Financing and Evaluating Sustainable Enterprise”, and with my current multicultural involvement in an international venture in the Galapagos and Indonesia to raise awareness in waste and upcycling to fight the climate change, I have a serious investment (both personal and academic) in how this campaign gives the communities a shot at a better environment. It is this sense of commitment, passion in learning, interest in the renewable energy, along with my experience and skills (gained through my work, volunteering, and studies) that would make me an excellent intern for New Energy Economy.
  • answered 2016-11-24 11:06:13 -0700
    Q: Please take a minute to describe yourself.
    A: I have a BA in Business Management (with a focus in Operations Management) and a little under a month until I’ve earned my MBA in Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise at Colorado State University. In addition, I have four years of experience in non-profit management, including grant writing, leading projects, and recently spending two weeks in the Galapagos Islands developing better waste management to battle the climate-change issues these islands are facing. After graduation, I plan on moving to New Mexico, where I have a close network of friends and family—and where I would like to continue working in the renewable and clean energy sector as well as sustainability movement.
  • answered 2016-11-24 10:41:52 -0700
    Q: Current Grade or Level
    A: MBA
  • answered 2016-11-24 10:41:36 -0700
    Q: Current High School/College
    A: Colorado State University
  • answered 2016-11-24 10:41:28 -0700
    Q: Gender
    A: Female
  • answered 2016-11-24 10:41:22 -0700
    Q: Date of Birth
    A: September 23, 1993
  • answered 2016-11-24 10:41:01 -0700
    Q: Email
    A: Senna.Saraswati@colostate.edu
  • answered 2016-11-24 10:40:47 -0700
    Q: Phone
    A: (970) 889-5417
  • answered 2016-11-24 10:40:31 -0700
    Q: Zip Code
    A: 88130
  • answered 2016-11-24 10:40:22 -0700
    Q: State
    A: NM
  • answered 2016-11-24 10:40:16 -0700
    Q: City
    A: Portales
  • answered 2016-11-24 10:40:09 -0700
    Q: Street Address
    A: 808 S Elgin Ave. #3, Portales, NM 88130
  • answered 2016-11-24 10:40:01 -0700
    Q: Last Name
    A: Saraswati
  • answered 2016-11-24 10:39:49 -0700
    Q: First Name
    A: Senna
  • answered 2016-11-24 10:39:38 -0700
    Q: Today's Date
    A: November 24, 2016
  • answered 2016-11-16 15:08:29 -0700
    Q: Gender
    A: Female
  • answered 2016-11-16 15:08:24 -0700
    Q: Date of Birth
    A: 05/23/87
  • answered 2016-11-16 15:08:14 -0700
    Q: Email
    A: ermcpartlon@gmail.com
  • answered 2016-11-16 15:08:06 -0700
    Q: Phone
    A: 505.690.0501
  • answered 2016-11-16 15:07:57 -0700
    Q: Zip Code
    A: 87505
  • answered 2016-11-16 15:07:50 -0700
    Q: State
    A: New Mexico
  • answered 2016-11-16 15:07:42 -0700
    Q: City
    A: Santa Fe
  • answered 2016-11-16 15:07:33 -0700
    Q: Street Address
    A: 437 Old Las Vegas Hwy, Santa Fe 87505
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