Danielle Arostegui

Danielle Arostegui

Career Interests

Climate Change Mitigation, Public Policy Analysis, Economic Analysis, Regulatory Impact Analysis

Employment Sought:


Master of Environmental Management, Expected May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration in Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis
Trained in economic analysis, program evaluation, climate law, and statistical analysis in STATA
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH                                              
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, English, Film & Media Studies, with Honors, June 2012
Minor in Environmental Studies
Leadership: established organizational procedures and supervised appointed officers as the founding Vice President of Operations of Kappa Delta Sorority at Dartmouth 

Professional Experience

Climate Policy Research Assistant, Nicholas Institute of Environmental Policy Solutions, Durham, NC 
Supported the Climate and Energy Team through research, note-taking, and drafting reports. Researched and authored a 100 page in-house report on state policies affecting renewable energy purchasing, particularly as related to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978. Authored 9 page conference report on the future of electricity demand and innovation for the Potential Pathways conference, hosted by the Nicholas Institute‬. Sept 2016-Present
Public Policy Intern, Garden to Table, San Jose, CA 
Researched local and statewide policy issues in support of Garden to Table’s campaign to enact AB 551 (Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones) in San Jose. Drafted a comprehensive FAQ on AB 551 for stakeholders, city council members, and community activists to better understand the potential benefits and concerns surrounding the bill. Collaborated with a diverse set of policy influencers including non-profits and city planning officials. Compiled and analyzed data from public-opinion surveys and maintained database of responses. Sept 2015-April 2016
Transforming Cultures Fellow, Worldwatch Institute, Washington, D.C. Coordinated public outreach and social media marketing strategy to promote Worldwatch’s Yardfarmers project in its effort to shift cultural attitudes surrounding grass lawns, and to encourage their replacement with edible gardens. Wrote the Yardfarmers blog’s highest-traffic article, link: http://tinyurl.com/hxwto32. May-Sept 2015

Additional Information

Writing & Blogging
Author, Potential Pathways: Future of the Electricity Sector in the Southeast—Workshop Summary, https://tinyurl.com/jeuwmhh 
Author, Blog Post: https://tinyurl.com/hm5vvb2 
Author, Blog Post: http://tinyurl.com/hxwto32 


climate change
environmental economics
greenhouse gas mitigation strategies
project management

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources



Preferred Sector

Federal Government
Research Institute / Think Tank
State / Local Government