BE-Ex welcomes new Special Projects Associate Nicol La Cumbre-Gibbs to the team!
Nicol was born to Irish and Guyanese parents and raised in London, England. Her lifelong fascination with nature and storytelling inspired her to move to the US to study Environmental Science and History at Skidmore College. Since then, Nicol has been involved with building code research and environmental justice work, having spent the past two years teaching Environmental Science at a local high school. In her spare time, she loves to sing and try out new recipes, often at the same time.
1. Share your favorite energy factoid
Approximately 75% of the electricity consumed by appliances in most American homes is used while the product is “turned off.”
2. What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading the Poppy Wars by R.F. Kuang—it has been great to rediscover my love of fantasy writing!
3. What are some ways you reduce your carbon footprint at home?
Walking everywhere within a 3-mile radius, only buying secondhand clothes, and following a vegan diet and lifestyle.