Join Mark Silberg (WCAS '14, Philosophy), network manager for the Electricity Innovation Lab (eLab) at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), on Monday, Feb. 8 for Northwestern Career Advancement’s third #TakeNUToWorkDay Twitter Takeover in partnership with ISEN. Mark will live Tweet about his workday on NCA’s @JobsforCats and give Northwestern students a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work in the energy/sustainability industry. The Rocky Mountain Institute is a world-leading independent, non-partisan nonprofit "think- and do- tank" that drives the efficient and restorative use of resources.


In eLab, Mark engages hundreds of electricity-sector leaders and partner organizations driving collaborative solutions to emerging challenges facing the electricity industry. Beginning his career as a gas station clerk, Mark is also a founder of Spark Clean Energy, a national nonprofit catalyzing students and their startups in cleantech. He was recently named in Forbes 30 Under 30 in Energy.


"Northwestern remains a stage for intellectual experimentation and learning-by-doing," Silberg says. "Balancing theory against practice not only enlivened my university experience; it's ensured I remain theoretically curious while action-oriented. I've been very lucky to learn the relationship between how to think, and how to help build the future."


Follow @JobsforCats on Feb. 8 to join the conversation and ask questions about Mark’s career path, role at RMI, and the energy/sustainability industry using the hashtag #TakeNUToWorkDay or #TNU2WD.

#TakeNUToWorkDay is Northwestern Career Advancement’s Twitter Takeover program, where Northwestern alumni in a range of career fields share their workdays with Northwestern students.