My name is Jacqueline Hess, I am an innovative, creative mechanical engineer with a background and passion in sustainable energy. My goal is to conceive and implement solutions and services that protect and improve the quality of life and provide long term solutions to society’s challenging issues in energy efficiency and sustainability. I grew up in Durango in southwest Colorado where my family homesteaded and now ranch and farm. I graduated from Colorado State University in 2012 with a degree in mechanical engineering and emphasis in energy. The last two years have been spent traveling, observing global energy challenges and local solutions while also perusing my art career in recycled metal sculptures.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 was my first day working at Nourish The Planet. After touring the lab, warehouse that analyses different methods for self-sustaining plant growth operations, I was eager to begin researching various ideas I had for improvement. I found the water lifting issue interesting occurring in the lettuce pod where we begin recording yield value from different sections of the grow shed. This place is amazing and if you can, you should really try to check it out. Aquaponics, plants growing from ceilings, machining areas, barley grown in metal sheds, you name it. If you care about sustainability this place offers a plethora of inspiration. I can’t wait to begin!
– Jacqueline Hess