Hollis keen to translate her positive energy into sustainable energy
Published on 28 March, 2013
First-year Science student Hollis Brandt is keen to translate her academic, cultural and community achievements into momentum towards her desired career in renewable energy.
With help from a Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship, Hollis has enrolled at Bundaberg Campus and intends to follow up her Bachelor of Science degree with study in the field of Engineering.
"I'm keen to help develop improved methods of harnessing energy and reducing the pollutants emitted from carbon-based energy sources," she says.
"Although my priority is green technology I am excited to engage in all aspects of chemical engineering."
Having insulin dependent diabetes has sparked Hollis' involvement in numerous charity events combating diabetes, cancer and bullying.
While she was a student at Gin Gin State High, where she was school captain, Hollis also excelled at violin, saxophone and singing in school musicals and a vocal quartet. She introduced recycling, led fundraisers and took part in maths and technology challenges, interschool soccer and quiz competitions. While still at school, Hollis became a member of the Bundaberg Youth Orchestra and String Ensemble.
She has won a range of school and community awards.