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. Kirsten Cappel (President)
    MEM '04
    US Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Nick DiLuzio
    FRM ’10
    Newfields
  4. Julia Elmore
    MEM '06
    USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
  5. Shannon Lyons Green
    CEM ’04
    Lenfest Ocean Program, Pew Charitable Funds
  6. John Gust
    MEM ’04
    Fannie Mae
  7. Megan Hayes
    Student Representative
  8. Jim Hildenbrand
    MEM ‘12
    Ener-NOC
  9. Leslie Jamka (Past-President)
    MEM ’99
    Cardno ENTRiX
  10. Marian Keegan
    MF ’82
    Hemlock Farms Community Assoc.
  11. Jonathan Kelsey
    MEM ’97
    U.S. State Department
  12. Daniel Kolomeets-Darovsky
    MEM '10
    The Selestos Group, Inc.
  13. Margaret Athey Lawrence
    MEM ’03/MA ’03
  14. Ye Lin
    EE/MEM ’12
    Aramark
  15. Sara Lindenfeld
    Student Representative
  16. Courtney Lorenz (President-Elect)
    MEM '06
    Skanska USA
  17. Margaret Peloso
    MEM’06
    Vinson & Elkins LLC, Washington, DC
  18. Syril Pettit
    MEM '97
    ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI)
  19. Mark Pfefferle
    MEM ’88
    Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Comm.
  20. Paul Quinlan
    MEM/MPP ’06
    ScottMadden
  21. Emily Rodgers
    MEM ’06
    Anadarko Petroleum
  22. Stewart Tate
    MEM’96
    The Shaw Tate Group, Charlotte, NC
  23. Kevin Wheeler
    MEM ’99
    Consortium for Ocean Leadership