“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
energy is renewable energy. My energy
doesn't come from pipelines or wires.
energy comes from tackling intellectual and personal challenges. I once told my father I had to stop studying
medicine because, "I wanted to do something important with my life." A surgeon who has dedicated his life to
healing others, he laughed off the unintended insult, understanding that beneath
my hubris grew a desire to affect change not on an individual, physical level,
but on a global scale.
energy systems must shift dramatically during our lifetime. What's
hanging in the balance? International
development, economic progress, global security, environmental integrity – the very
baseline of human prosperity. Nothing is
more challenging than the complex and evolving realities of the energy sector,
and I will continuously draw my energy from these challenges.
found my rechargeable battery. My human
energy will drive this necessary
change, navigating and combating entrenched interests. My passion will be a spark of
electricity that inspires others to join me in developing cleaner, safer, more affordable energy.
— Lourdes Long
Each year we ask our classmates a straightforward, simple question taken from the lines of a poem by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Mary Oliver.
We share with you intimate and candid responses to this question, "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
Concept and photography:
Tony Deifell, MBA '02
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