Our newest BEEx team member, Talia Kula, has just joined us as an Administrative Associate. Talia graduated from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy in May 2014. She is passionate about environmental advocacy and is thrilled to be joining the BEEx team.


1. Share your favorite energy factoid.

I read that consumers pay $25 billion for electricity that ends up lost due to inefficient transmission and distribution. That’s pretty crazy. 

2.  What energy conservation campaign would you start in your office or want to share with other offices?

In my three weeks at BEEx, I have noticed that daylight is really well utilized. Instead of turning on the lights as a default, the lights stay off unless it feels too dark. It has made me realize how often I have the lights on when it’s not necessary. I am sure other offices could turn the lights off more often without anyone even noticing. 

3. What are are you reading right now?

I am currently reading “Fountain Head” by Ayn Rand. However, I recommend anything by David Sedaris – you will laugh out loud reading his short stories!

4. What are some ways you reduce your carbon footprint at home?

While we do not compost inside my house, we do keep our compostable items in a bag in the freezer throughout the week. Every weekend we bring the bag to the farmer’s market where they collect compost. 

5. What is your personal superpower?

I would love to have superhuman intelligence – to be able to remember everything I read, speak every language, etc. Flying would also be pretty awesome. 

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