Michael C.S. Keppler

Michael C.S. Keppler

Career Interests

Sustainable Development, Economic Development, Energy
Employment Sought:


Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Environmental Economics and Policy
Bachelor of Arts, 2017
Reed College, Portland, OR
Major: Economics
Harvard University, Summer 2016
International School Manila, Awarded International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, 2013

Professional Experience

Senior Economics Thesis, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
Title: "Underwater: The Effect of FEMA Flood Insurance Policies in Portland, Oregon"
Researched, wrote, and defended a thesis investigating the effect of FEMA/NFIP flood insurance policies on foreclosures in Portland, Oregon. 2016 - 2017
Environmental Economics Collaborative Research Project, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
Researched and wrote a literature review as part of an environmental economics collaborative research project on the economics of waste and recycling at Reed College. 2015
University of the Philippines Diliman, Manila, Philippines
Studied differential equations, fluid mechanics (particularly Navier-Stokes equations), mathematical and computational modelling, dynamical systems, and the physics of landslides and traffic flow. Researched pre- and post-landslide topographies. Improved on an existing traffic simulation model and presented work to a panel from the Computer Science Department. 2015
International Student Advisory Board (ISAB), Reed College, Portland, Oregon
Administered international events on campus. Planned and organized the International Festival, an annual celebration of Reed College's ethnic and cultural diversity. Helped create and facilitate the Global Talk Series, where international students speak on important issues from their home country or region. 2014-2017
Asian Social Enterprise Incubator, Manila, Philippines
Created marketing materials and online support for solar products. Researched the processes of accreditation for different agricultural programs and certifications. Developed a process of accreditation for sustainable businesses that help low-income communities. Initiated partnerships with local vendors, businesses, and government. Provided senior staff with regular updates on local, regional, and global developments in sustainable businesses in low-income communities, and solar technology.  2014
Hybrid Social Solutions, Inc., Manila, Philippines
Performed logistical and mapping work for provincial operations. Created informational videos and presentations for the company’s products. Conducted fieldwork in the provincial island of Palawan: Documented the company’s effectiveness in solving customer problems. Identified the areas providing the greatest “value added” services. Troubleshot customer problems. Photographed field operations for use in nationwide advertising campaign. Reported key findings to the head office. 2012

Additional Information

Technical Skills
• Microsoft Excel Modeling
• Microsoft Office
• Stata
• Computer Programming (Java, Assembly Language, Standard Machine Language of New Jersey, Python)
• ArcGIS
• Netlogo
• R
• RStudio
• Logic Circuit Design

I have strong academic and research experience, in both the US and abroad, performing mathematical, computational, and economic modeling and analysis. Additionally, I have experience performing fieldwork in diverse and challenging environments.


cost-benefit analysis
environmental economics
excel modeling
international development policy

Graduation Date

May 2019

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Business / Industry
Entrepreneur / Start-up
Federal Government
Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank
State / Local Government