Patty Bowen is a Marketing and Proposal Coordinator for POWER Engineers currently living in Boise, Idaho. Previously they managed the weekly Meridian Press, and served as Education Reporter for the Idaho Press and Editor-in-Chief at The Arbiter, the student newspaper at Boise State University. Patty grew up on the outskirts of Canyon County and on the Boise Bench. They applied for the program because they believe the Treasure Valley and Idaho should be doing more to promote environmental sustainability and lower our state’s carbon footprint. In Patty’s spare time, they are an avid podcast and fiction connoisseur, who is passionate about the local contemporary art and music scene.