Robert (Bo) Baney

Robert (Bo) Baney

After working as an external consultant with multiple Fortune 500 companies for several years, I have reached the conclusion that I will have more of an impact driving change from an internal position. Here, I will best be able to align companies economic goals with the most sustainable practices.

Career Interests

Coastal Planning & Management, Maritime Policy, International Shipping, Ocean Resource Management, Corporate Consulting

Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

Master of Environmental Management, 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Coastal Environmental Management
 
Bachelor of Science, June 2009
University of California, Santa Barbara
Major in Environmental Studies 

Professional Experience

Sustainability Consultant, Blue Star Integrative Studio Inc., Berkeley, CA
Provided training and expertise regarding waste practice methods and reporting. Oct. 2017 – Present
 
Project Manager, iReuse, LLC, San Francisco 
Tailored clients’ sustainability objectives and policy to best meet internal, external, and communal aspirations. Managed several accounts from initiation to conclusion; processes included everything from data collection and analysis, to interpretation and presentation of results to executives. Trained and oversaw data analysts; coordinated workflow between fellow managers and project leads. Completely overhauled client’s Sustainability Report to a level comparable to the industry leaders. Reversed course on a client’s waste program freefall after a year of no management; returned and surpassed its previous high-water net diversion mark all while reducing costs. Oct. 2015 – Aug. 2017
Client Data Manager 
Responsible for the collection, entry, and interpretation of data for all clients ● Analyzed and spliced disparate types of data to produce a defined picture and allow for objective conclusions. Instituted, fostered engagement, and maintained multiple sustainability initiatives. Presented findings in an easily digestible way, showcasing achievements as well as areas for growth. Interacted with individuals in varying company sectors to ensure data fidelity. Also, encouraged the adoption of ongoing sustainability measures at every level of operation. Jun. 2014 – Oct. 2015
 
Archives Lead/Office Assistant, Skywalker Properties & Lucasfilm LTD. (via Premier Staffing), San Francisco 
Responsible for the documentation and preservation of George Lucas’s personal merchandise archive. Organized a multitude of contracts for several arms of the company. Interacted with concurrent productions, requiring a high level of discretion. 2013 - 2014
 
Aquatic Toxicologist, Pacific EcoRisk, Fairfield, CA 
Conducted tests on a variety of aquatic species to determine the toxicology of water samples. Attention to detail and clear written communication necessary in recording observations to better explain any anomalies that may have appeared in the results. Oral communication was critical, both in the laboratory and the field, to ensure that samples were not mislabeled or experiments contaminated. 2010

Additional Information

Proficient in Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, FileMaker Pro, and Adobe; working knowledge of ArcGIS and R

At ease communicating in person, over the phone, email, semaphore, telegraph, etc.

Excellent writing skills and attention to detail

Integral member of a first-place team in TGIF Grant Proposal Writing Contest, a UCSB-wide contest that promoted green practices in business writing 

Volunteer with the Golden Gate National Recreational Area and the California Academy of Sciences

Skills

coastal zone management
international development policy
marine protected areas management
project management
sustainability

Graduation Date

May 2019

Additional Resources

Languages

English
Spanish

Preferred Location

International
Mid-Atlantic
Midwest
Northeast
West

Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Consulting
Federal Government
Law / Legal
Research Institute / Think Tank