My name is Ashley Sessums, I’m a Mechanical Engineering senior in the Honors College at UH, and I’m passionate about clean and renewable energy. This summer, I am working for ENGIE North America Inc. as a Business Development Intern. My internship gives me valuable exposure to mergers and acquisitions, project management, and business operations in the energy industry. I get to assist in developing and overseeing low carbon and renewable energy projects, which lets me understand the scope of projects and the necessary processes for implementation. My engineering background helps me understand energy concepts and technology, so I can challenge myself to learn about the business world and value creation outside of an academic setting. I’m enjoying being out of my comfort zone and discovering what I am capable of as a Business Development Intern, and I can’t wait to see what else I will contribute to this summer!