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Senior Associate, Programs

Santa Monica, CA, USA





Job Type

Full Time


Senior Associate, Programs  •  •  (857) 250-6857 •  LinkedIn  •  Chicago, IL

October 23, 2023

Shirley Berrios

Talent Acquisition Partner

TRC Companies, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

Dear Shirley:

 I hope this letter finds you well! As a passionate advocate for clean energy, sustainability, and environmental justice, I’m writing to express my deep interest in the Remote Senior Associate role at TRC Companies. Your firm's unwavering commitment to pioneering innovative, environmentally focused solutions deeply resonates with my career aspirations and personal values.

What excites me most about the Remote Senior Associate position at TRC is the opportunity to be part of an organization that is at the forefront of driving meaningful change in the sustainability and environmental sectors. Your recent projects in renewables, specialty consulting, and transportation, such as the Zero Carbon Campus Action Plan and NYSERDA Workforce Development Programs, exemplify the kind of impactful work I'm passionate about contributing to. My career journey has been guided by a relentless pursuit of opportunities that align with my values and the desire to create a lasting positive impact on our environment and communities. TRC's mission to deliver environmentally focused and digitally powered solutions not only aligns with my career goals but also resonates deeply with my belief in the transformative potential of sustainable practices. Of the various projects I’ve led and contributed to in my career, some of the relevant experiences that I would draw upon in this role include:

  • Energy Policy Analysis: Conducted equity-focused assessments to advance institutional progress and shape actionable guidelines for national (local, state, federal) energy programs. 

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Cultivated trusted connections with dozens of clients and partners across government, academia, nonprofits, industry, grassroots coalitions.

  • Workshop Facilitation: Convened events engaging diverse stakeholders to co-create climate solutions, exercising project execution and presentation skills.

  • Program Coordination: Developed programming elevating marginalized voices, and pioneered an environmental justice education series reaching 100+ colleagues.

What drives my passion for this role is the opportunity to make a difference, not only in the organizations I work with but also in the broader context of sustainability and environmental stewardship. My dedication to driving equitable and sustainable solutions, coupled with my proven ability to manage multifaceted projects and communicate complex ideas effectively, makes me confident that I can contribute meaningfully to TRC's mission.

I'm excited about the possibility of joining TRC's transformative journey and contributing to projects that will have a lasting positive impact on our environment and communities. Thank you for considering my application, and I look forward to the opportunity to discuss how my values, experiences, and passion align with TRC's vision for a sustainable future.

I look forward to discussing how I can support TRC in building a just, renewable energy future for all communities. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Camille Minns

CAMILLE MINNS  •  •  (857) 250-6857 •  LinkedIn  •  Chicago, IL


Results-driven clean energy advocate with 3+ years of experience in program development, community engagement, and environmental policy research. Adept at supporting cross-functional teams, creating high-impact initiatives, and employing data for justice-centered strategy in the environmental sector.


Community Manager - Earth Hacks (Cambridge, MA)                                                                     Dec 2020 – Present

  • Strategically co-led the development of the "Environmental Justice in Tech (EJIT) Project."

  • Built a dynamic digital community of 160+ members through community engagement, partnership development, and growth strategies.

  • Supervised a 15-member working group, co-authoring the inaugural EJIT Blueprint (2021), applying equity- and justice-based frameworks to technology subsectors, including energy and conservation tech.

Graduate Research Assistant, DEIJ - Tufts University, UEP (Medford, MA)                            Sep 2021 – May 2023

  • Directed the assessment, development and implementation of DEIJ initiatives for 120+ graduate students, faculty and staff across the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning (UEP).

  • Collaborated in coordinating the Racial Equity in Policy and Planning (REPP) Fellowship, involving 5 external fellows in justice-centered programming.

Energy Justice Graduate Intern - Synapse Energy Economics (Cambridge, MA)                Jan  – May 2023

Business Development Summer Associate - ReVision Energy (North Andover, MA)             Jun 2020 - May 2021

  • Successfully executed a targeted cold outreach campaign, engaging 300+ local schools and nonprofits, yielding a 10% response rate, and generating leads for potential Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) projects.

  • Prepared research briefs on market trends and legislative changes, specifically related to the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on solar industry stakeholders, leveraging energy policy research.

Program Assistant, Climate and Energy - Ceres (Boston, MA)                                                  Jun 2020 - May 2021

  • Pioneered an environmental justice education series for senior staff, featuring 5 external expert speakers, integrating climate justice- and equity-related Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) into team workstreams.

  • Provided comprehensive administrative and programmatic support to 7 senior Climate & Energy staff, directly supporting onboarding sessions for the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance (CEVA) members.


M.S. Environmental Policy and Planning 

Tufts University (Medford, MA) 

Exp. Degree Date: February 2024

Relevant Coursework: [MIT 11.477J] Urban Energy Systems and Policy; Community-Based Investing; Corporate Social Responsibility; Sustainability Metrics; Economics for Public Policy; etc.

Award: Ann Urosevich Outstanding Student Award in Policy and Planning

B.A. Globalization Studies 

Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA)

  • Project Management:, Asana, Notion, Trello

  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM): Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, Zoho

  • Data Analysis & Visualization: Excel, AirTable, PowerBI

  • Collaboration: Slack, SharePoint, Drive, Box

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