Hey, my name is Bĳal Patel and I’m from South Windsor, CT. I was born and raised in CT and I am excited to be working with 14 diverse communities in my home state. I studied biology and anthropology at the University of Connecticut and graduated in May 2011. In college, I was on the board of Asha for Education at UConn for three years, I was a process tutor for three years, and I was a member of the Collegiate Health Service Corps for one year. I believe education is the forefront of change and that’s why I love being a member of the Clean Energy Corps. Educating people on the importance of energy conservation and clean energy is the ﬁrst step to achieving our program’s goals.