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Can you tell us about your background?

Ramya received her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the renowned engineering school, Vellore Institute of Technology, India. Now she is a Master of Science Student in Electric Power at University of Southern California, Los Angeles and a Certified Engineer In Training by the state of California.

How did you end up in such an offbeat, unconventional and unique career?

Coming from a family of power engineers, Ramya grew up understanding the power industry and its challenges. As an undergrad, she developed a passion for power systems; learning all she could about power system technology.

Please tell us about your career path

This led to work experience with natural gas and coal power plant networks, conducting various case studies on these networks, and realizing that these sources of power are definitely economical and efficient but not reliable as they are exhaustible. Working towards producing “greener electricity” became an obvious next step and Ramya moved to one of the hubs of renewable energy, California. Now she brings awareness about the value of sustainable living as the President of the Energy Club at USC, organizing guest lectures, field trips, workshops, etc. As a member of the One Community team, Ramya brings her knowledge and passion for innovative solutions to the challenges of renewable energy as she is helping with research and design of the overall energy infrastructure and Duplicable City Center electrical and control and automation tie-in specifics.

What are you doing currently?

I design PV solar systems for Rooftop and Ground Mount Residential, along with Commercial projects