Brittany Price ’10

JOB TITLE: Senior consultant
ORGANIZATION: Booz Allen Hamilton
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.
GRADUATE DEGREE: M.S. in energy policy and climate, Johns Hopkins University   

What was your first position after college? I worked as a residential energy auditor after college. I applied for Washington, D.C.-area internships at environmental and energy organizations. I started as an intern at a company and was hired to work there full time three months later. I gained a lot of experience and training in this job that helped me get my start in the energy field.   

Has a liberal arts education helped you in shaping your career? A liberal arts education has made me into a well-rounded critical thinker. I am able to connect my interest in the environment to education, social justice, engineering, and policy.   

What aspects of your Trinity experience have been important to advancing your career? Many of my experiences at Trinity have shaped my career path. The research opportunities that I was given allowed me to better understand methodology, procedure, and the scientific method. Two specific highlights of my experience include a research trip to Iceland and studying abroad in the rainforests of Australia.

My extracurricular activities also helped me learn to balance work and play. Because I was part of Trinity’s swim team and Cleo of Alpha Chi and performed in plays, I had to stay on top of my schoolwork. These connections have also helped me network and further my career.   

What advice would you give to Trinity students to prepare for a position in your field? Try different subject areas. Get an internship during your senior year. Study abroad! And of course, study hard.

What is the biggest misconception about your field or graduate school? The biggest misconception about my field is that because I am interested in how energy impacts the environment, I must hate all nonrenewable sources of energy. On the contrary, I think a diverse portfolio of energy sources (coal, natural gas, oil, solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, and biofuels) is needed to be competitive and “green.”