A Bermudian student hopes the lessons he is learning studying abroad will mean a more sustainable future for the island when he arrives back home.

Harry Masters, 26, who is a member of the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce management team, said he has been able to pursue this career path with the backing of friends, family, and others.

“It has been a year of significant growth and tremendous opportunity,” Mr Masters said. “I am thankful for all the support given to me by my friends and family back at home in Bermuda, as well as the Bank of Bermuda Foundation for helping make this opportunity possible.”

Mr Masters is pursuing a dual Masters of Business Administration and Environment Management between the University of North Carolina and Duke University. He is set to graduate next year.

“Last year I focused entirely on the MEM programme, concentrating in Energy and the Environment,” he said. “I plugged many of the gaps that I had regarding technical aspects of the energy industry.”

After graduating from the University of North Carolina with a BA in Environmental Studies and Public Policy in 2012, he returned to Bermuda and worked for a year in the Cabinet Office Intern Programme focusing on sustainable development.

He also worked for Solar Bermuda Ltd and supported BEST.

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