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Melanie Schultz
Melanie Schultz

Melanie Schultz

National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium

Altamont, NY USA

"Good things come to those who wait."

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Day In The Life

Program Manager

I manage offshore wind energy research and development projects through different challenge areas.


Day In The Life Of An Offshore Wind Program Manager

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Business Management/Finance

    SUNY Empire State College

  • Certification

    Fundamentals of Offshore Wind

    Stony Brook University School of Professional Development

  • Certification

    Offshore Wind

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    We had a residential wind turbine at our house growing up, so I was introduced to wind energy early on.

  • 2.

    I earned my bachelor’s degree in business management and finance from SUNY Empire State University.

  • 3.

    I built a 20-year career in electrical distribution, part of which was focused in supply chain management working with wind tower manufacturers.

  • 4.

    I gained my passion for wind energy while managing that wind program.

  • 5.

    When COVID-19 hit, I lost my job and took six months off trying to figure out what I wanted next out of my career.

  • 6.

    I decided to take a graduate course at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in offshore wind professional development.

  • 7.

    After the program, I was able to get a supply chain job with one of my former wind customers.

  • 8.

    I spent a year with the company before moving on to my current role now as a program manager for the National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium.