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As a civil engineer, Beavers has become used to being the only woman in the room.

Robyn's Biography

Role Model: Mae Jemison
Three Words to Describe Herself: Goofy, optimistic, and a little nerdy
Crucial Reads: Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough & Michael Braungart and Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins
Source of Courage: The support of her family.

As a civil engineer, Robyn Beavers is determined to see more women in science and engineering, and she is certainly a role model for young girls in this industry. Beavers is the founding member of Google's Green Business & Operations strategy team. She has served as an AARA Fellow for the Department of Energy, and worked with Vestas in pioneering the creation of WindMade, an international NGO that provides companies with the means to "label" their commitment to renewable energy and sustainability. Currently she is working for Dean Kamen as head of commercialization for water and power technologies. She holds a BS in Civil Engineering and an MBA from Stanford University. 

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