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How to Change Careers: Alternative Energy

An inspiring evening about changing careers & working in alternative energy. Online panel discussion + meet fellow career changers.

About this event

NOTE: Please also register with our event partner General Assembly at

As we go through a global crisis, the way we work is changing. And the work needed during and after this time is changing as well, calling us with more urgency. Some of us might even feel a stronger push to make a difference. If you are looking for a career that helps the planet, I invite you to explore the field of alternative energy. There are many different types of opportunities available in this niche, but growing field, and I invited 3 career changers to join me to discuss live what it took them to take the leap and create a fulfilling career.

How can you pursue a career change - especially if you are not sure what you want to do - at a time of global crisis? By leaning into the changes happening in the world. We are at a crossroads and many things will now evolve - let's contribute our skills, passion and drive to participate in this evolution.

Join Repurpose Your Purpose for our next How to Change Careers event - all ONLINE and INTERACTIVE. Repurpose Your Purpose is a program to help you figure out what to do professionally by using what you already know to do something new, and support you while you go for it.

A special shoutout to General Assembly for supporting us online - we are looking forward to hosting events at the space again when we can all get together again.

From the very start, Aurora set out to create Repurpose Your Purpose as a program where career changers could come together to have the in-depth conversations missing in their lives. A space free of judgement and where everyone feels welcome. One of Repurpose Your Purpose signature experiential events is the How to Change Careers series, and it's always been hosted in-person in Los Angeles. We are bringing the same consistent format online. Now more than ever we feel it's a time to gather (online) and to have deep conversations - while remaining hopeful and engaged with the type of future we are want to bring about. No BS, no fluff, come ready to:

  • Learn how to find a fulfilling career that WORKS FOR YOU

  • BE INSPIRED by Career Changers who changed careers and now love what they do

  • Dive DEEP into what it's like to be in-between your old and new life

  • Stay for an INTERACTIVE activity to meet fellow Career Changers

We'll talk about:

  • How to FIND what to pursue next

  • What changing careers is REALLY like

  • Possibilities in the ALTERNATIVE ENERGY field of work

  • MONEY and changing careers

  • Jobs of the FUTURE - why the job you seek might not have existed before

  • How to leverage previous EXPERIENCE and KNOWLEDGE in a new career

  • The CHALLENGES of changing careers during a global pandemic

  • and more

Meet and hear from professionals and entrepreneurs who changed careers to pursue professions or businesses that make a difference.

Psst: This is NOT going to be your typical panel discussion

Meet the Panelists:

JOSE HERNANDEZ leads external outreach efforts and helps with recruitment for all programs at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI). Prior to LACI, Jose served as Deputy District Director to Congresswoman Barbara Lee where he advised her on issues related to transportation, housing, foreign affairs, and economic development. He also worked with the Greenlining Institute where he published a research brief that influenced the City of Los Angeles to change its local election dates to coincide with statewide elections. Jose earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and his M.B.A. from the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College.

KAMEALE C. TERRY is the co-founder and CEO of ChargerHelp!, an app that enables on-demand repair of electric vehicle charging stations. As the former Director of Programs and Gov’t Contracts at EV Connect, an EVSE network provider, Kameale led a team of four to execute over ten multi-million dollar private and government contracts for electric vehicle infrastructure in the United States, Australia, and Canada. Prior to this role Kameale created, hired, and oversaw the Customer Experience Department at EV Connect, by partnering with the Southbay Workforce Investment Board to employee candidates from the local community. As a South Central Los Angeles native, Kameale believes that the green economy can be spread to the masses through workforce development that utilizes emerging technology.

CHRIS GOLDIE is a Community Solar Operations Manager at Cypress Creek Renewables. He has experience tracking energy project development and advising federal clients on improving government reporting in order to keep pace with economic, regulatory, and technological changes in the energy industry. He has diverse skills in industry research, data analytics, and consultation with clients and end-users for an in-house government consulting firm. LEED Green Associate with an engineering background closely following the green building and sustainability industries.


When you register, you will be sent a link to join us on Zoom for this special event.

  • Please make sure you have fast and reliable internet connection, video camera, headphones and mic as needed to participate.

  • Although a Zoom has a phone app is available, I highly recommend you plan on attending using your laptop or desktop computer.

  • You will also be able to call in if you don't have the ability to connect through the internet

  • There will be an opportunity to interact live with other participants, so test audio (and video) before joining, so you can connect!

  • This event will be recorded.

If you have any questions, you can reach Aurora Meneghello directly at

COMMUNITY PARTNER LA Tech4Good's mission is to inspire technology solutions to accelerate social change across Los Angeles and facilitate cross-sector collaborations to impact urgent social issues. They do that in three ways:

  • They showcase leading social impact work that utilizes technology,

  • They foster “doing good” in the tech sector,

  • And they work to facilitate cross-sector collaborations to impact urgent social issues



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