Sheila Makena Misheni

2019-20 Fellows

Sheila Misheni is an incoming masters student at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science of Columbia University enrolled in the Construction Engineering & Management program. She received her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Sustainable Engineering from Columbia University in 2014. She holds her LEED AP BD+C, Engineer-In-Training (EIT), and Construction Manager in Training (CMIT) professional certifications.

Sheila has gained significant experience in energy efficiency and sustainability through her roles as an assistant energy engineer performing building energy audits in San Francisco, as a sustainability consultant intern for Infosys (the second largest consulting firm in India) as well as a patent and system engineer intern for Goldwind (China’s largest wind turbine manufacturer). Furthermore, she holds a design patent of an original design for a wind turbine nacelle filed with the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). 

In addition to her technical skills, Sheila possesses strong leadership skills. She was recognized for her leadership by Columbia University with the King’s Crown Leadership Award. She was also selected by the Chinese government to be part of a small delegation of Ivy League student leaders to visit China and interact with various government officials.

In her spare time, she is actively involved in professional organizations serving as the Finance Chair for the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) Entrepreneurship Committee, and is a member of the US Green Building Council’s San Francisco chapter. She also serves her community as a Habitat For Humanity crew leader, volunteers with homeless population, and works with children who have autism.