Dr. Tom Marsik is an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Energy for University of Alaska Bristol Bay in Dillingham. He is also an affiliated researcher for Alaska Center for Energy and Power, where he looks into the conversion, distribution and dispersion of energy. Marsik is a member of numerous energy efficiency organizations such as Gov. Bill Walker’s transition team and its Consumer Energy Subcommittee, or the past President of UAF’s Biodiesel nonprofit organization. He was the project champion for the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design facility in Bristol Bay. Marsik and his wife, Kristin Donaldson, have also built the world’s most air tight home using a theory described as “a box within a box”. Marsik always had a knack for engineering, but during his studies at UAF, he realized that his passions do not have to be separate. He can help the world while using his engineering skills if he focuses on sustainable energy.