Meet Solar Team member Joel Acosta

Joel working on the SunBike
Joel working on the SunBike

My name is Joel Acosta, I am 28 years old and live in Brooklyn, NY. Since I was 7 years old, I have constantly been fascinated in the region of engineering, mechanical and electrical affairs. Growing up I used to take stuff apart just to see how they look in the inside and then eventually put it back together, my way. After migrating to the U.S. from Dominican Republic in 1994, I always tried to sustain myself drowned in these sphere. After a while, I figured that, as humble of a person I was, I continuously wanted to stayed involved in electrical and mechanical stuff.

After Junior High School, I attended a Vocational School, where I graduated with an electrical, residential technician diploma. Having that on my resume, I later became interested in perusing a career in the environmental ground. I am now attending Brooklyn College, with a Major on Environmental Studies. Now I have many goals in my mind in which my past experiences have guided me to conduct and assemble all those skills into my ultimate aspiration. With that being said, I nevertheless keep in touch with my professors from Brooklyn College. They send me emails about different events that are going on in the neighborhood, and that’s how I got involved in this new project where we’re trying to build a SunBike with the organization called Sustainable Flatbush. The SunBike project is run by Energy Solutions Project Manager, Jocelyn Cohen. I consider this to be a very interesting development in which I am planning to keep myself focused for a long time.

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