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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
GridMarket, New York, NY

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

Mary Parker Turnipseed PhD'11
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Palo Alto, CA

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

Kevin Wheeler, M.E.M.'99
Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington, DC