A few years back, I used to do rooftop PV installations with #GridAlternatives in order to learn and obtain hands-on experience with photovoltaics. I have documented my experiences through a handful of posts here on my Portfolium page. Recently, right after graduation, I started my career in the power industry as a SCADA engineer at #TrimarkAssociates, Inc. Although I do not install a few solar panels on houses anymore, what I do now is automating, controlling, and monitoring data from solar farms consisting of hundreds of solar panels. I also work with wind farms and other distributed energy resources. My position has given me access into utility facilities such as substations and I have worked up close with large utility components like power transformers and HV circuit breakers. I am proud that my perseverance and hardwork have put me in the industry which I am passionate about.