News from University of Houston (US): Brandon Santos is our new student ambassador


Today our team was strengthened by the first student-ambassador from the US. His name is Brandon Santos, studying at the University of Houston. As a student and as a member of our platform he’s got one big ambition: harvesting renewable energy. Brandon will help to unroll our tool. This means assist us in finding serious candidates to answer one of the first three challenges on Cool Down The Planet. Furthermore he might look for opportunities to work out a next challenge. We first asked him to answer some questions.

Brandon, can you introduce yourself?

My name is Brandon Santos and I am from the island of Saipan, CNMI. I currently speak 5 languages (not all fluently) and I aspire to speak 10.  I have over 15 months of engineering experience in the workforce. This includes experience in Oil & Gas, and Air Transportation. I have skills in project execution and being efficient with cost of projects.

What motivated you to choose for this study?

I chose Mechanical Engineering because Physics is understandable. I’ve dabbled in Chemistry, Biology, etc, but they did not correlate well with me. I understand electricity however, I am colorblind so I could not choose this option.

What are your ambitions? How would you like to develop your future career?

I aspire to receive my charter licensure to be an international engineer. I want to work in a company that promotes Energy harvesting. I want to be part of an organization that provides energy to our world globally.

Do you see any consequences from climate change in your region? If yes, can you give an example?

In my region, I have seen water levels risen on the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the heat during the summer being excessive than ever. Also the winters are harsher.

What do you consider is a strong quality of the Cool Down The Planet formula? 

I believe with the platform that utilizes the technology everyone uses today, we can collaborate at a more global level to tackle down this issue. Great minds together result in Amazing and Outstanding solutions.