James Jylha, Intern

Ultra running is a passion for James, who has three 50-mile races under his belt and is training for a 100-miler. As an Energy Insight intern embedded at Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, he now has run of WLSSD’s wastewater treatment plant and solid waste sites to inventory lighting and recommend energy-saving improvements.

James will graduate from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in August 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. He also holds an applied science degree in engineering from Itasca Community College. The internship at Energy Insight provides an opportunity to apply his education in a professional setting and gain real-world experience in the dynamic field of energy efficiency. A profound interest in saving the environment inspires James to help businesses and people save energy.

While James describes himself as easy going and laid back, his drive to test the limits of personal fitness demonstrate passion, focus and commitment. He is energized by running, baseball and spending time with family and friends. Here’s to a good run at Energy Insight!