Shir is an environmentalist by heart, passionate about environmental action and sustainable lifestyle. Guided by her love for the environment and the urge to create solutions for environmental issues, she is currently pursuing a double Bachelor’s degree in Earth Science and Mechanical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Alongside her studies, Shir works as a technical analyst for Fugen, a startup company in the renewable energy field.
Shir served as a Drone Pilot in the Israeli Air Force, ranked Captain, working in a fast-growing field where there is room for innovation and taking initiative. Shir was the head of the technology division in a UAV squadron and worked with cutting-edge technologies. Among the projects she managed, Shir founded an advanced Flight Simulator and training center.
In her early 20's, Shir dedicated a full year to volunteering in the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel. Taking part in establishing a community Greenhouse in the heart of a weak neighborhood, Shir helped in creating an environmental and educational center for the benefit of the residence.
MOTIVATION FOR AND COMMITMENT TO CREATING A BETTER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE PLANET
Ever since I can remember I was fascinated and enchanted by nature. As I grew older I became aware of environmental issues and started to study more about it. After graduating high school, I decided to take my affection for nature to the next level and dedicate a year for volunteering in the Society for the Protection of Nature in Jerusalem. During this year, my environmental awareness grew as my understanding of the problems deepened. These experiences contributed greatly to the formation of the guiding principles I intend to follow in my career as well as my personal life.
I find our planet indispensable, and believe that the natural world as we know it is in danger, so it is clear to me that there is an urgent need to take action. In light of these understandings and my interest and skills in science and applicable engineering, I chose to study Mechanical engineering and earth science.
I wish to take part in the effort of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and the greenhouse effect whilst continuously improving the quality of life. This challenge is very big, but I believe that by working on Airy, I am taking the first steps to achieve it.