Meet Our Team: Maia Benavente
Meet Maia Benavente, Power TakeOff’s Senior Energy Efficiency Engineer. Maia joined our team in February of this year, coming to us from a career in energy services, doing boots-on-the-ground energy evaluations, and drafting strategic energy management plans. Now, Maia does data analytics work, prospecting through hundreds to thousands of accounts to identify prominent opportunities for energy savings on a percentage basis of their energy use. By developing algorithms to locate these opportunities, Maia compares her work to “panning for gold.”, where she can see accounts from the national to small business scale make impactful changes.
“I love that my work makes the world a cleaner, greener place, and I get to serve the area I grew up in.”
When asked about what she loves most about her day to day work, Maia said; “I love working on fun ways to sort through huge data sets and develop visual representations for advisors to easily understand. We run into a lot of anomalies, and that challenge is very rewarding when we identify the right solutions. Data sets are never perfect, there are always missing pieces– like a giant puzzle.” When asked about a unique fact about her, she shared, “I used to be able to jump on a pogo stick for ten minutes straight without falling off!”.
Power TakeOff is glad to have Maia on the team, and appreciates all the amazing work she does in data analytics and hosting educational seminars for staff. Thank you Maia!