New Beginnings

Interning to make a change with New Sun Road
High School Intern

Benjamin Kramer

Ben worked in the Schrödinger Lab, performing quality control on the Stellar Edge gateway and connectivity kits. He also assisted the Manufacturing Team in building Stellar IS (Integrated Systems). During his first week, he worked to upgrade the QC apparatus to four drawers testing eight Stellar Edge devices each, for a total of 32. Ben wired most of the daisy chains and connected the devices to the CAN and Modbus ports, as well as the direct wiring for the power supply.
“I have very much enjoyed working at New Sun Road. I have learned exceedingly valuable information on hardware operations, and am thankful for everybody in the Schrödinger Lab. In addition to learning on-the-job, I talked to my co-workers about their knowledge on other topics. Fujia Zhang introduced me to the basics of PCB design and software like Autodesk Eagle, and Jose Saavedra shared his experiences as a physics major. Overall, I believe that this was an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the technical field.”

Benjamin Kramer, High School Intern
Jose Saavedra, Admin and Operations Specialist Intern
Admin and Operations Specialist Intern

Jose Saavedra

Jose’s role included helping New Sun Road transition to a new Enterprise Software System and fulfilling customer orders. While working in the lab, he saw the litany of tests and quality controls that every single device is subjected to before it ships to a customer.

“I decided to come work for New Sun Road for a multitude of reasons, the main one being its mission. Walking into an established business can feel overwhelming but through every step of the way I have felt welcomed and supported in the transition. They encourage growth and learning not only in the roles that I was assigned but also for new interests as I come in contact with different functions. When looking at New Sun Road’s mission statement, you see that intentions are good but being here has shown me that it’s not just words. They understand the power that comes with energy access and they take every step seriously. When I look at New Sun Road now, it’s not just a company. It is a collection of extremely talented people with a shared goal to make the world a better place for everyone. What’s not good about that?”

Marketing Intern

Araya Turner

Araya spent the summer working on several design projects as well as leading a video interview initiative showcasing the people behind our products. Much of her work can be seen on the New Sun Road LinkedIn feed highlighting how much her colleagues actually care about the products and the people we help.

“I chose to come to New Sun Road for several reasons. In November of 2022, I will be graduating from college with a bachelor's degree in Marketing and I wanted to make sure that I graduated with experience in the field. I wanted to join a company that understood and valued the importance of work-life balance. While being at this company, I have had the honor of working with some of the most amazing people who understand that we are so much more than just employees but also people with real lives.

Another reason is that New Sun Road is a company that cares and wants to make a difference in the lives of people around the world. The company's Mission statement reflects their goal to make the world a better place. My favorite thing about the company is the community. Everyone works together. The atmosphere was so welcoming from day one, I knew I made the right choice.”

Araya Turner, Marketing Intern