Bethany J. Costello
Union College-New York
Bethany is a mechanical engineering major at Union College with minors in energy studies and urban climate change mitigation. Her goal is to contribute to a just energy transition through a career in renewable energy, which she has worked on by advocating for community solar and heat pump programs in New York State. She is also a sustainability leader on campus, running initiatives to reduce waste and improve awareness about environmental issues. Her most recent project was co-founding a virtual conference about student-led sustainability efforts, which brought together students and community members from over 40 colleges.