Introducing our Summer 2016 Interns

The VAEEC wouldn’t be able to accomplish all that we do without extra helping hands. We wanted to take a moment to introduce our membership to our stellar group of interns helping us out this summer and to thank them for a job well done.

Mariah Davis
Events and Social Media

MariahMany of you met Mariah Davis, our Events and Social Media Intern, at the spring meeting at University of Richmond back in May. She has been helping out at VAEEC headquarters since February 2016. Mariah received her B.S. in Environmental Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. She currently splits her time between the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council and the Virginia Conservation Network where she actively engages in stakeholder processes to advance clean water and clean energy policies in Virginia. Her other interests include grassroots advocacy and advancing environmental justice for underrepresented communities. Email Mariah. 

Kelsey Galantich

KelseyKelsey Galantich is one of VAEEC’s Census Interns who is doing the very important work of building our list of companies in Virginia who create jobs in the energy efficiency sector as she helps us tackle the Clean Energy Census. As a recent graduate of the University of Virginia, Kelsey has completed a double major in Global Environments & Sustainability and French Language & Literature. She will be teaching English in French Guiana in the Fall and hopes to eventually practice international environmental law with a focus on energy policy. Email Kelsey.

Diana McDermott

Diana                                                                 Diana McDermott, another Census Intern, is a Junior studying Economics at Virginia Tech. After participating in the Virginia Tech Sustainability Institute Cohort, Diana became interested in environmental issues and discourse. She will be continuing to study economics with a minor in entrepreneurship in hopes of starting an energy auditing company and small business consultation in energy consumption. Email Diana.



If you cross paths when any of our wonderful interns, I hope that you will take a moment to thank them for their invaluable work for the VAEEC.