Abigail Fisler, a junior at Dickinson College in Carlislie, PA, has been awarded a student scholarship to attend the 21st Annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC) in February in New Orleans. The scholarship, awarded by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the Renewable Fuels Foundation, (RFF) provides a student studying renewable fuels with complimentary registration and an opportunity to network with industry members.
Abigail is pursuing two bachelor’s degrees in environmental studies — with a focus on renewable energy and climate change — and Italian studies, respectively. She was introduced to biofuels at a young age during a fourth-grade field trip to an ethanol plant in Lakota, Iowa. Last summer, she worked as an intern for California Ethanol and Power, where she assisted with investor presentations, developing marketing materials, and providing business plan updates. This summer Abagail intends to gain additional experience in the areas of sustainable energy and policy development. She ultimately plans to work globally in the field due to her affinity for foreign languages and cultures.
“On behalf of the RFA and RFF, I am proud to hand this year’s scholarship to a talented student with a promising career in the renewable fuels industry ahead of her,” said Mike Jerke, chairman of the RFF and CEO of Guardian Energy. “Abigail’s deep resume at such a young age is a testament to her commitment to energy in the 21st century, and the NEC is the perfect place for her to extend that background further. This scholarship will provide Abigail with exclusive access to the best in the industry who will deliver insight into the important issues facing the ethanol industry.”
The National Ethanol Conference will take place Feb. 15–17 at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency. Click here for more information and to register.