Gabrielle A. Murnan

Gabrielle A. Murnan

Career Interests

Rural Renewable Energy Development, Renewable Energy Policy, Project Development, Project Management, Communications and Public Affairs
Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

Master in Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
 
Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, August 2016
The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Major(s): Environmental Studies and Political Science
3.97 GPA

Professional Experience

Intern, White House Council on Environmental Quality, Energy and Climate Change Team The White House, Washington D.C.
Worked within the Executive Office of the President to combat climate change & promote alternative energy through the President’s Climate Action Plan. Synthesized summary comments from a diverse set of stakeholders to inform federal rulemaking. Provided background research and fact-checking for use in White House fact sheets. Researched and wrote memos on pending legislation and federal rules. Helped coordinate external and internal meetings as well as White House convenings. January 2016-May 2016
 
Student Assistant, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs, The University of KansasLawrence, Kansas
Wrote 20+ KU News releases covering diverse topics such as national awards and start-up incubators. Led KU’s planning efforts for the 2014/15 Free State Festivals, a week-long event focused on music, film, art, and ideas. Organized 10 Free State Festival events promoting KU research to communicate the value of a liberal arts education, secured $20,000 in funding for the 2015 festival, and worked with the Spencer Museum of Art to secure $2,000 in funding. Created a “Performance Based Funding in Higher Education” report for KU administration and Kansas legislators and conducted a study of trademark and licensing policies at 20 universities. January 2013-December 2015
 
Opinion Columnist, University Daily Kansan (UDK), The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Researched and composed 30 Opinion pieces covering a diverse set up topics ranging from gender equality to ocean acidification for a readership of roughly 12,000. Created mixed-media Opinion pieces utilizing visual art, music, and video for the online version of the UDK. Corresponded with UDK editors to finalize Opinion pieces in a professional and timely manner. August 2013- August 2015
 
Intern, Public Affairs CORO Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
Eight-week rigorous internship in leadership studies. Completed a façade improvement program research study for the Rosedale Development Association to further the economic mission of the Rosedale neighborhood of Kansas City. Completed four internships at non-profit, business, government, and union placements where I created marketing materials, provided support for Media Unit events, and participated in mock contract negotiations. May 2015-July 2015

Additional Information

English as a Second Language Instructor/AmeriCorps Member, Glades Family Education Program, Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Belle Glade, Florida 
Provided classroom instruction for small and large groups of adult English learners (15-30 students) to build the four foundations of language learning: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Developed and facilitated professional development training for 39 AmeriCorps members, utilizing Prezi and PowerPoint. Provided logistics support and patient care for 350+ people with serious health conditions at the Palm Beach County Special Needs Shelter during Hurricane Matthew. Completed over 1700 hours of community service across Palm Beach County, Florida. August 2016- August 2017

Skills

grant writing
program management
project management
stakeholder engagement
volunteer management

Graduation Date

May 2019

Additional Resources

Languages

English

Preferred Location

Mid-Atlantic
Midwest
Northeast

Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Non-profit / NGO
State / Local Government