Engineering entrepreneur finds home in USF incubator


SaLisa Berrien moved to Tampa just a few years ago, but she’s long been familiar with the Sunshine State, thanks to summer visits as a child with Polk County relatives. At that time, she remembers hating the annual trek because it was “hot and full of bugs.” These days, the Allentown, Pa., native still finds Florida hot, but far from boring. The mechanical engineer-turned-entrepreneur is having the time of her life building up her energy consulting company, COI Energy.