Brandon Blaesser
Brandon Blaesser
Year: So.
Hometown: Weston, Mass.
High School: Weston
Major: Economics and Environmental Studies
Residential College: Calhoun

2011-12: Rowed in bow of the 1F, helping the boat to an undefeated season and Eastern Sprints gold medal.

Off the Water: Business and Management Intern at TerraCycle in Buenos Aires, Argentina to strategically research deal opportunities, pitch business ideas, create effective proposals, manage business development databases, and interact with potential business partners for TerraCycle (summer 2013)… Student Technician for Yale Information Technology Services to repair student computers and replace faulty hardware, troubleshoot technical problems (January 2012 - present)… Team Rep and Board Member for Yale Bulldog Sustainability to analyze athletic facilities’ energy usage, and plan future energy upgrades and investments with cooperation of Yale Facilities and Maintenance (October 2012-present)…Mock Class Participant for Yale University Spanish Department; recommended as an ideal candidate for playing the role of a Spanish student in a graduate course on teaching Spanish (January 2013-present)...Campus Founder of and developed a marketing campaign for Yale’s campus and used social media tools to target likely users (October 2012 – present)…SkyDrive Ambassador for Microsoft hosting  focus groups to help determine what Yale students’ needs and develop a marketing campaign targeting those needs (January 2013-present)… Involved with HackYale (Fall 2012)…Energy and Sustainability Intern at Winn Development in Boston, MA and worked on a number of projects which focused on energy systems upgrades and analyzed utility bills and developed graphs that represented past and future energy requirements for Winn’s properties (summer 2012)…Volunteer Coach for Phoenix Crew Club running 5am practice for high school kids 3 times a week (summer 2012)…Summer Branch Manager at Revolution Prep to run SAT prep branch in Mattapoisett, MA area and gathered contacts, made presentations, interacted with parents and teaching group and gave SAT lessons (summer 2012)…Intern at Azure Dynamics designing battery control modules and electric motors brackets for electric vehicles in Solidworks (summer 2011)…President of Students for Environmental Action leading recycling efforts for high school’s bottles and cans and introduced double-sided printing to the school as well as started annual shoe and electronics recycling drives (Sept 2008 – June 2011)…Able to design websites in HTML and CSS, programming in JavaScript…Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C)

Before Yale: Captained Wayland Weston Crew... Finished sixth in the lightweight 8+ at 2010 Youth National Championships.

Personal: Member of Calhoun College... Enjoys sailing.