Graduate Assistant, The Energy Initiative
University of Illinois at Chicago
Dhruti Patel is a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dhruti received her Bachelors of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and is currently pursuing her Masters in Energy Engineering. She started her professional path within the power industry as a structural engineer designing power plants and then disrupted her career to work within the field of sustainability. Now, she is an Energy Engineer for Goby Inc., a sustainability technology firm head-quartered in the Chicago loop. As an energy engineer, Dhruti works with the commercial real estate industry to reduce buildings energy usage, green-house gas emissions and carbon footprint. In 2015, she was recognized as Chicago Scholars’ 35 under 35 Young Professionals Making an Impact, and the youngest member to serve on the Global Collaborative Engagement Advisory Group for the U.S. Green Building Council.