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Mar 07
OCC’s Newest Fellow Will Direct Students Toward Careers in Energy and Sustainability

​Orange Coast College has partnered with Energize Colleges — a nonprofit group that supports energy career educational programs — to bring fellow Tristian Trevino onto campus for the next 10 months to three years. 

During his time at OCC, Trevino will be tasked with projects that promote environmental sustainability, and will be actively working with students and faculty on applying theoretical skills learned in class to experiences outside the classroom. 

Trevino plans to recruit student interns who are interested in careers in energy related fields, such as solar energy, HVAC, and building construction and hardware. He also will work to develop partnerships with local high schools and will work closely with OCC faculty on expanding curriculum and course offerings. 

Other Energize Colleges campuses include UC San Diego, UC Merced, College of the Desert, and Claremont McKenna.

 "Sustainability is what I have a passion for," Trevino says. "When I first heard I was being sent to OCC, I called my friend who lives around here, and asked his opinion. He said '[OCC is] one of the best community colleges in the state — you can't go wrong there.'"

"Sustainability is what I have a passion for," Trevino says. "When I first heard I was being sent to OCC, I called my friend who lives around here, and asked his opinion. He said '[OCC is] one of the best community colleges in the state — you can't go wrong there.'" 

Trevino comes to Coast from Arizona, where he attended Arizona State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in sustainability with a minor in sociology. He has previously worked with Director of the Institute of Sustainability at Clemson University, and for Changemaker Central. 

To learn more about Energize Colleges, visit www.energizecolleges.org