4 Minutes with…Heather Youngs, Senior Fellow, Energy Biosciences Institute and Executive Editor, Bioenergy Connection
by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The Energy Biosciences Institute explores the application of biology to the energy sector. … I would change the perception that the advanced bioeconomy is somehow at odds with conservation and that it is “less green” than other renewable technologies.
I started out in chemical engineering but switched to biochemistry. I wanted to build things but I wanted to know why more. I went to Michigan Technological University because they let me into the lab, doing my own projects as an undergrad whereas the big schools told me to “wait for graduate school”, an idea I was skeptical I would pursue.
What’s the biggest lesson you ever learned during a period of adversity?
Listen more than you talk
Everyone has failures
Sometimes it’s not about you
Some situations just suck
Only one fight at a time
Not everything is in your control, but some things are
There are idiots everywhere
Every good girl deserves fudges
Never give up on yourself READ MORE