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Meet Our Current Offshore Wind Career Access Scholarship Students


Scholarship Student Jesse CastilloJesse Castillo is a first-generation Dominican American and is the first in his family to complete a master’s degree, which is in Technology Management with a concentration in Supply Chain. He has professional experience in supply chain management and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

“With the Career Access Scholarship, I have the chance to join an emerging industry and add needed niche skills that will make me more valuable to an organization in the offshore wind industry."


Scholarship Student Maryann Sourivong Maryann Sourivong is a first-generation college graduate who earned her BS in Environmental Science from UMass Amherst in 2022. She is a recipient of the yearly Chancellor’s Award and took many positions at the University during her time at UMass Amherst, including as a climate education research assistant.

“I hope to become an environmental consultant in the offshore wind industry regarding making sustainable decisions that affect not just people, but also the biodiversity within these environments.”

Offshore Wind TurbinesPeter Kendrick led US military operations at home and abroad during his 20-year career in the United States Navy. He earned a BS in Sustainable Food and Farming at UMass Amherst. During his time in the Navy, Peter facilitated several renewable energy projects to improve military security overseas while minimizing dependency on carbon-based fuels.

“My passion for improving the environment for future generations and a desire to foster sustainability projects with positive regional impacts align well with the developing offshore wind industry. I hope these courses will increase my professional knowledge and help me bring valued leadership skills to the civilian sector.”


Read more about the Offshore Wind Career Access Scholarship program here.