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 two 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:

  1. Patrick Bean
    MEM ’08
    King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center
  2. Kristen Bremer
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Kirsten Cappel (Past-President)
    MEM '04
    US Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Nick DiLuzio
    FRM ’10
  5. Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy
    MEM '98
    Framework LLC
  6. Shannon Lyons Green (President-Elect)
    CEM ’04
    Lenfest Ocean Program
  7. John Gust
    MEM ’04
    Fannie Mae
  8. Daniel Kolomeets-Darovsky
    MEM '10
    The Selestos Group, Inc.
  9. Ye Lin
    EE/MEM ’12
  10. Courtney Lorenz (President)
    MEM '06
    Skanska USA
  11. Eric McDuffie
    MEM '13
    Orange County Public Schools
  12. Dana Mooney
    MEM '04
    Hitachi Consulting
  13. Margaret Peloso
    Vinson & Elkins LLC, Washington, DC
  14. Syril Pettit
    MEM '97
    ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI)
  15. Benjamin Prater
    MEM '06
    Wild South
  16. Paul Quinlan
    MEM/MPP ’06
  17. Stewart Tate
    The Shaw Tate Group, Charlotte, NC
  18. Esi Waters
    T’09, MEM'13
    Norfolk Southern Corporation
  19. Kevin Wheeler
    MEM ’99
    Consortium for Ocean Leadership