ICYMI: Soaring Together with Alyssa Arizola '23

The worst part of the blackout was not being able to get in touch with her professors. When Alyssa Arizola and her family lost power for three days during the deadly winter storm that hit Texas last February, Arizola thought, They're going to think I'm skipping class. They're going to think I'm a bad student.

"I was stressing out. I should have been doing my homework. I should have been studying. And I couldn't because I couldn't charge my laptop," she says. "I feel lucky that they were so understanding."

So understanding, in fact, that they asked her to join a research project looking at energy poverty and the failure of the Texas power grid.

Learn more about Alyssa as featured in Lehigh University's Resolve magazine, Volume 2, 2021.