Shonté Cargill was born and raised in Nassau, The Bahamas. She graduated from St. Augustine’s College with a passion for renewable energy and energy systems. She briefly attended The College of The Bahamas where she majored in Small Island Sustainability, however she completed her education at Bluefield State College gaining two Bachelor degrees in Engineering Management as well as Electrical Engineering Technology with a minor in Mathematics. Throughout her college career she held numerous leadership roles in Student Government Association, NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee (both locally and nationally), Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Engineer Without Boarders, and Gamma Beta Honour Society. She was also deeply involved in robotics, as she was the Electrical lead for Bluefield State’s Robotics Team that won the international IGVC (Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition) in 2018. During her time on the robotics team she has participated in many outreach programs to teach both the youth and adults a like about STEM.
It is her goal to further her studies in Sustainable Energy Engineering and continue to mentor and mould youth
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