Shannon Walker, B.S. 2011

Eco-entrepreneur Shannon Walker wants to make electric vehicle charging easy and cheap. Her software-based sharing platform—EVmatch—seeks to quadruple California’s public charging networks. Walker initially planned to conduct marine research, but says “the key thing you take out of environmental science is that everything we do impacts the entire planet.” Life at a tech start-up is a brand new experience, but Walker’s underlying passion remains the same. “I feel very strongly about making the world and the environment better. More clean vehicles on the road reduces harmful air pollution and provides better health for everyone.”