Alumni Council

What is the Alumni Council?

The Alumni Council is comprised of Nicholas School of the Environment Alums who are elected by the school to serve on a Board for a period of three years each. The Council is responsible for fostering better relationships between alumni, alumni and the school, and between alumni and the student body. Their mandate is ultimately to serve the school on a range of issues as set forth by the Dean of the Nicholas School. The Council convenes once a semester on Duke’s campus to engage with students and to discuss initiatives and also participates in frequent communications with school administration throughout the year.

Current Alumni Council Members:

Shannon Lyons, M.E.M.'04
SouthWings, Inc., Annapolis, Md. (President)

Nick Diluzio, M.F.'10
NewFields, Atlanta, GA (Vice President)

Courtney Lorenz, M.E.M.'06
XL Construction, Milpitas, CA (Past President)

Kristen Bremer, DEL-M.E.M.'13
US Environmental Protection Agency, Durham, NC

Ms. Kimberly D. Cesafsky, M.E.M.'14, M.F.'14
Enviva LP, Bethesda, MD

Belton Copp VI, M.E.M.'16
Greenwood Resources, Portland, OR

Dana Mooney Davis, M.E.M.'04
Hitachi Consulting, Rockville, MD

Eliza Sherry Davis M.E.M.'12
National Grid, Waltham, MA

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, M.E.M.'98
Framework LLC, Stamford, CT

John Gust, M.E.M.'04
Fannie Mae, Washington, DC

Esi Langston, B.S.'09, M.E.M.'13

Ga-Young Choi Park, M.E.M.'05
Cyclone Energy Group, Chicago, IL

Maggie Peloso, B.S.'05, M.E.M.'06, Ph.D.'10
Vinson & Elkins LLP, Washington, DC

Benjamin Prater, M.E.M.'04
Defenders of Wildlife, Asheville, NC

Paul Quinlan, M.E.M.'06, M.P.P.'06
ScottMadden, Inc., Raleigh, NC

Eric Thu, M.E.M.'06, M.P.P.'06
4-D Properties, LLP, Tucson, AZ

Mary Parker Turnipseed, Ph.D.'11
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Palo Alto, CA

Leslie Worthington, M.E.M.'16, M.F.'16
Bluesource, LLC, San Francisco, CA