Hey! My name is Erin O’Neill. I’m originally from Victor, New York (a suburb of Rochester), where I was raised running around a beef farm. Having grown up being told “what you give is what you get” in terms of the land, I developed a deep respect for the natural world at an early age. I attended Syracuse University/SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to study Environmental Policy. During my time at Syracuse, I was actively involved in the university’s women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, acting as the team’s captain for my Junior and Senior years. In 2008 I worked an internship in Boston at a small renewable energy development company as an energy analyst. It’s here that I got my first taste of (and resulting passion for) renewable energy systems and sustainability. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Policy in May of 2009. I continue to play Ultimate Frisbee, enjoy rock climbing, live music, cooking and baking (I used to work at a bakery as a cake decorator, one of my favorite odd jobs). I really enjoy working at Neighbor to Neighbor. I would like to continue working for non-profits in the energy field, and I would like to function as a community organizer. Specifically in terms of the SCA, I really appreciate that my corps has created a unique kind of camaraderie since our beginning with the program.