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Linley is a senior at UT Austin where she studies chemical engineering and dreams to one day work for NASA.
Meet Linley, a Climate Analyst intern at CarbonBetter®. When she’s not in class at UT Austin or studying at Cherrywood Coffeehouse, Linley enjoys spending time with her 4 dogs and collecting indoor plants. As a Climate Analyst intern, Linley is working under Nicole Sullivan’s leadership on both project work and supporting ad-hoc needs from the broader team. The Climate Services team helps CarbonBetter® clients pursue sustainability and decarbonization goals, which include sustainability reporting, carbon offsets procurement, and project development. Let’s get to know Linley!
Linley, what do you love about working at CarbonBetter®?
Within my first few weeks, I have been able to research plant species, emissions, carbon credits, and many other things. I have loved being able to learn at my own pace and REALLY loved not having to take exams over what I have studied.
What does your day-to-day look like at CarbonBetter®?
My days at CarbonBetter® consist of doing emission calculations, reading scientific journals, and writing my white paper.
Do you have any personal or professional goals that you’d like to share?
My dream is to work for NASA and do environmental/sustainability engineering work. Although, if they were to offer me a job cleaning toilets, I would gladly accept it in a heartbeat.
“My dream is to work for NASA and do environmental/sustainability engineering work.”Linley’s Professional Goal
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?
I recently took a Women in Entrepreneurship course that was co-taught by Kendra Scott and Jan Ryan. While we did get to enjoy the amazing headquarters of Kendra Scott every week, we also got to hear from many incredible and successful women entrepreneurs. In this course, I learned that it is extremely common for women to downplay their success to appear humble and avoid bragging. This empowering course showed me the importance of being my own advocate and sharing my accomplishments with others.
If you live in Austin, what is your favorite activity here?
One of my favorite places in Austin is Cherrywood Coffeehouse. They have the best study vibes, incredible food, and stand-up comedy every Tuesday night.
Tell us about your family.
My family consists of my mom, dad, stepmom, stepdad, 3 step-siblings, and a younger brother.
My mom is a nurse and the person who made me into the feminist I am. My dad inspired me to study chemical engineering (like he did) and has always encouraged me to travel the world. My brother is about to attend the University of Arkansas for engineering and is somehow exponentially cooler than I am. Lastly, my step-parents/siblings are some of the best people I know and I am so happy they are now part of my life.
Do you have any pets?
I have 4 adorable dogs at home – Max, Rudy, Sam, and Harley. Even though Harley is 145 pounds, she is scared of everything!
What is something that people are usually surprised to learn about you?
I am a senior in the number 4 Chemical Engineering department in the country (at UT Austin)!
What are some of your hobbies?
I love traveling, trying new food, hiking, and adding to my indoor plant collection (which currently consists of over 20!).
Have you taken any personality tests? If so, tell us about your personality and what it means.
My Myers-Briggs personality type is INFJ which is the “Advocate.” This is the rarest personality type and some examples are Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and Gandhi (subtle flex). I see myself in this personality type because I am a very empathetic and determined person. I speak out on matters that are incredibly important to building an equitable future in hopes of leaving a positive impact on the world (especially when it comes to the environment!).
Thanks for sharing, Linley! We are so grateful you’re on the team, and your kind smile and positive attitude are always noticed and appreciated. Make sure to explore the rest of our Life @ CarbonBetter® series!