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Launching a business, saving the environment

Growing up, Tess (Barton) O’Brien ’06 spent a lot of time with her family in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. She never connected her favorite pastime to her values and academic interests, though, until she came to Gettysburg.

“Having the opportunity to learn about environmental studies and join the Gettysburg Recreation Adventure Board [GRAB] staff made me realize that these were areas where I had a lot of interest,” O’Brien said.

“It was very natural, an ‘aha moment’ for me, when I was able to make the connection between my upbringing and my passions and values.”
It’s a passion that the CleanPowerPerks CEO and Founder has carried into her professional life, too, as she’s focused her career on promoting innovative renewable energy technologies.

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