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Career Profiles

Solar Decathlon is focused on providing students with unique training that prepares them for the clean energy workforce. Since 2002, more than 20,000 students have participated in U.S. Solar Decathlon competitions.

These alumni profiles showcase how Solar Decathlon has impacted their professional paths and the diversity of their careers.

Career: Architectural Engineering

Hannah Blake, 2020 Build Challenge Team
School: University of Colorado Boulder
Degree: Engineering with Architectural Engineering, Sustainability Concentration, and Energy Engineering Minor
Solar Decathlon Team Role: Project Manager and Team Co-founder

Career: Energy Engineer

Michael Wong, 2020 Build Challenge team
School: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science, Environmental Engineering
Solar Decathlon Team Role: Energy Analysis Student Team Lead

Career: Architect

Ryan Manthei, 2020 Build Challenge team
School: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
Degree: Master of Architecture
Solar Decathlon Team Role: Student Team Lead

Career: Project Engineer

Janae Thomas, 2020 Build Challenge team
School: Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
Degree: Construction Management
Solar Decathlon Team Role: Project Manager

Visit the Solar Decathlon YouTube playlist to view all the career profiles.