Named by Hawaii Business Magazine as one of five that will shape Hawaii for the next 50 years and by the Hawaii Venture Capitalist Association as 2015 Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year, Shanah Trevenna is a sustainability engineer, educator, author, and consultant. With degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Urban Planning and professional experience with IBM, Philips, as well as local firms Lighting and Engineering Integrated and Amel Technologies, she specializes in sustainability related technology, manufacturing, and business development. She designed six courses in sustainability for the University of Hawaii and Johnson Controls Partnership, and has developed and taught curriculum throughout UH based on her textbook, Surfing Tsunamis of Change, A Handbook for Change Agents, which received College Educator International’s Sustainability Champion Award. Shanah speaks nationally at academic and industry conferences and was a Founding Board member of Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) and The Sustainability Association of Hawaii, which she led as President for three years. Shanah currently supports Hawaii ADU in business development and is completing her PhD in Political Science at the University of Hawaii, which focuses on building green businesses as a cornerstone of an environmentally conscious, socially just future economy.