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:

Courtney Lorenz, M.E.M.'06
Skanska USA, Oakland, CA (President)

Shannon Lyons, M.E.M.'04
Northeastern University, Boston, MA (Incoming President)

Kirsten Cappel, M.E.M.'04
US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (Past President)

Patrick Bean, M.E.M.'08
SolarCity, Washington, DC

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

Nick Diluzio, M.F.'10
NewFields, Atlanta, GA

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

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

Dan Kolomeets-Darovsky, M.E.M.'10
CleanHatch LLC., Durham, NC

Ye Lin, M.E.M.'12
Pacific Gas & Electric Company, San Francisco, CA

Eric McDuffie, DEL-M.E.M.'14
Orange County Schools, Hillsborough, NC

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

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

Syril Pettit, M.E.M.'97
ILSI Health & Environmental Science, 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

Stewart Tate, M.E.M.'96
The Shaw Tate Group, Charlotte, NC

Esi Waters, B.S.'09, M.E.M.'13
Norfolk Southern Corporation, Norfolk, VA

Kevin Wheeler, M.E.M.'99
Washington, DC