One great thing about doing business in a small college town is the accessibility to interns! Last spring we met Hawaiian native Sai Weiss who came to us via the Environmental Studies program, and he has spent the last few months with us in the marketing department. Sai’s minor is in economics with concentrations in sustainability and policy. His interest in Brammo was peaked when he found that we matched many of his personal and educational focuses. When asked why he was interested in spending the summer with us Sai replied, “Brammo believes that we need to change how we move around. We need to become less dependent on petroleum and develop new modes of transportation that is cleaner and safer for all of us. Brammo emulates this idea and it’s rare to see a company like this strive to change the transportation industry. In addition, it’s great to be a part of an American company that makes every effort to keep jobs here in America. It’s all of these reasons why I wanted to be a part of an exciting company like Brammo.”
During his time at Brammo Sai has conducted research on federal and state incentives for two wheeled electric vehicles, worked on event coordination, addressed inquiries from Brammo customers, and other valuable tasks for the marketing department. Unlike his other internships, Sai spent ample time interacting with not only other team members, but with people from around the globe. “Brammo really pushed me to be out there communicating with other organizations and business and I really enjoyed that experience,” he said.
Although far away from the sand and surf of the Big Island, Sai still finds time to enjoy himself in the “beautiful state of Oregon,” hiking, biking and running on the immense Southern Oregon trail system. After graduation he plans to take a couple of years to travel, and then consider graduate school. We wish Sai the best, and look forward to working with our next intern!