Martina Gonzalez Bertello

Environmental Technology

Martina Gonzalez Bertello is majoring in Environmental Technology and Management and double-minoring in Toxicology and Renewable Energy Assessment. She is vice president of the Student Energy Club, an organization that started in early 2019 when the NC State Energy Collaborative was looking for students to lead a broadly-focused, student-led energy club. Prior to helping create the Student Energy Club, Martina joined the NC State Stewards where her passion in sustainability began to grow. She is part of an energy group, which creates projects involving renewable energy and implements them on campus. The group also oversee water-related projects, such as a shower timer pilot program in Bragaw Residence Hall. Recently, Martina took part in creating and moderating the Women in Energy Panel. The purpose of this panel was to feature a diverse group of leaders with expertise in energy education, technology and policy to help students learn about the challenges faced by the energy system today and pathways being used to mitigate them. Another major purpose of this panel was to focus on the role of women in energy leadership in academia, the corporate sector, as well as government. “The panelists discussed experiences and challenges they have faced as a woman in academia and industry and gave helpful advice to the women and men,” Gonzalez Bertello said. “The STEM field needs more female representation and it was a huge honor being able to highlight such strong leaders in the growing energy field.”
Martina Gonzalez Bertello