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StaffBio: Yini Nordin

July 26, 2013

Yini Nordin

Yini Nordin accepted her position as Production Engineer with AltaRock in 2010 after leaving the sunshine of Houston, TX for the cool, wet weather of Seattle, WA.

Her role at Newberry has ranged from engineering assignments to Crockpot chef, keeping the field staff full and happy. Whether she’s barbequing or running the forklift, her canine sidekick Yoda is always nearby.

Role in the Demonstration:

Yini helped design and implement the stimulation plan at Newberry. She was instrumental in wiring the data logging system and helping install all of the sensors, gauges and pumps used on site over the course of the project.

One moment in time stands out in particular for Yini when she thinks about the Newberry project,  “I realized how mentally invested I am in the success of this EGS Demonstration while sitting in two inches of snow chewing ice off sensor wires to prevent cable sagging and data loss”.

Prior to geothermal:

Yini graduated with an B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2009 and spent a short time working in the west Texas oil and gas fields before moving to Seattle to join AltaRock in 2010.

Why she’s fascinated by geothermal energy:

“…the concept of technology development. Energy sources are abundant, but as demands increase, new ways to economically and safely harness them have to continually evolve to keep up with the trend.”

In her free time:

Yini enjoys making, consuming and thinking about delicious food, and going on adventures with her sidekick, Yoda.

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  1. Neil Frandsen permalink
    July 27, 2013 4:10 am

    Excellent! An Aggie, who takes her Dog out on field jobs…
    This retired Seismic Surveyor had one of his Rodmen bring along a private 4×4, so we could work faster. The Dog came also, she was Wolf-Husky/German Shepherd cross, and smarter than a lot of folks. She even waited by _my_ company 4×4, one day, when we took his truck into a field to turn an angle. She knew we were gonna come back, because we had forgotten the tripod! Is very embareassing, to be laughed-at, by a dog. Grin.

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