Saturday, May 30, 2009

With Hands: Schenectady, Profile: Staci Elaan

My name is Staci Jane Elaan, I'm 31, and I'm an alternative energy engineer by trade. By day, I design generators and power inverters for wind and gas turbines, fuel cells, and solar panels. As long as I can remember I've been a gadgeteer. Even when I was little I would entheusatically tear parts out of discarded electronics and appliances to make all types of little inventions. I've always been driven to make things. I believe that when you make something and give it away, you're giving a part of you with it. Sharing something that special is so deeply rewarding that I couldn't imagine a life without doing it. I enjoy working with all mediums, but most of all mixing them all together - but the two that that I love most are big metal and electronics