Hi, I am Briana DeRosa, and I am a student in the Global Sustainable Energy program at the University of South Florida’s Patel College of Global Sustainability. I am an intern for Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition (TBCCC) where I help the coordinators with project needs. I work on social media engagement including managing posts, creating monthly newsletters, and designing promotional materials. I also assist with member outreach and event organization/facilitation such as the Membership Drive, a PSTA Electric Bus Demonstration, and a USF Biofuels Lab Tour.
I choose to work in transportation and alternative fuels because it is a huge consumer of energy and polluter in our society, and it’s vital that we start making smarter choices for the sake of our future. As an intern for TBCCC, I get to help promote and educate the community on the options available to transition to better fuels and technology.
I would like to work in a role in which I analyze energy use and find solutions to manage demand and consumption. I just want to help people help the planet by reducing their footprint.
Outside of work and college, I love to cook (especially try out new baking recipes), sit by the pool with a good book on a sunny day, or explore the area as I am new to Tampa!
I have two adorable kitties I rescued when they were kittens (a year apart but both were only about 5 weeks when I found them!) Sake the tortoiseshell and Leo the orange, long-haired tabby.