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On this week’s episode

  • On this episode of You Have a Cool Job, we talk to Kate Anderson, who leads the Engineering and Modeling Group at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado.
  • Kate explains the world of renewable energy, sharing trends in the field and major projects she works on. She talks about the combination of technical science work,  leadership of a group of scientists, and energy consulting that her job requires.
  • As Kate switched her career from aerospace to renewable energy, she shares her motivation and how working in such a pressing field is both motivating to her as well as her coworkers, creating a team that is passionate about the work that they’re doing.

About the show

You Have a Cool Job is a podcast hosted by Taylor Sienkiewicz from Peterson’s. The show highlights professionals who have a unique, interesting, uncommon, or otherwise cool job.

Our goal is to motivate you and show how interesting, fulfilling, and anything-but-average your career can be, and we’ll do this by talking with people who took a path less traveled. We ask these fascinating individuals how they got to where they are in their career based on their education, experience, and influences;  why they love their job; and lots more.

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Kate Anderson (center) stands with colleagues in front of solar panels on top of the National Renewable Energy Lab parking garage.