Dieynabou Barry

Dieynabou Barry

Career Interests

International Development Climate Change Policy Environmental Justice Climate Resiliency Energy Access
Employment Sought:


Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Global Environmental Change, Economics and Policy
Certificate in International Development Policy, May 2019
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University, Durham, NC
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, June 2014
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Major: Geography modified with Sociology

Professional Experience

Research Assistant, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Durham, NC 
Designed protocol to create an up-to-date meta-analysis of environmental justice literature and research across different disciplines for use by environmental justice academics, activists, and other interested parties. Manage meta-analysis by gathering literature, record-keeping, and supervising an undergraduate student who assists with data collection. September 2017 - Present
Program Coordinator, IREX, Education Practice, Washington, D.C. 
Planned six international field experiences for 90 U.S. teachers to promote global education in their classrooms by gaining an understanding of the education and cultural system in a different country and building connections with education professionals. Facilitated two international field experience trips in Senegal by leading workshop sessions, visiting international teacher programs alumni, and networking with U.S. Embassy and NGO officials. Collaborated with in-country consultants to organize travel, lodging, cultural outings, and visits to schools, NGOs, and U.S. Embassies for U.S. teachers to gain cultural competency and international education perspective. Contributed to proposal development, program reporting, program impact stories, and Monitoring &Evaluation to secure funding for three Teacher Exchange Programs and update the State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs on program activities. August 2015 - July 2017
AmeriCorps Outdoor Educator, Christodora Manice Education Center, Florida, MA 
Created and delivered experientially-focused environmental science and leadership training activities to inspire over 40 students from low socioeconomic backgrounds to become stewards of the environment. Developed and led an 11-day Outdoor Leadership Educator course, including an eight-day backpacking excursion, to train campers to become program staff by teaching leadership, judgment, group management, and backcountry trip planning skills. June 2014 - August 2015
Student Consultant, Duke University Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Durham, NC
January -Present
Adventure Trips Weekend Instructor, City Kids Wilderness Project, Washington, D.C.  Ensure the care, health and safety of youth on day and overnight trips. Plan and lead activities to help youth develop and build skills to meet daily goals. Facilitate team and personal growth by encouraging positive behavior, setting goals, and creating an emotionally and physically safe environment for participants. October 2016 - July 2017
AmeriCorps Member/ Events Coordinator, City Year New York - I.S. 123x, Bronx, NY 
Provided classroom support and coached individual students in academics, attendance, and social emotional learning skills. Prepared case management reports to track student progress. Developed and directed afterschool programming for 120 students. Served as a Harvard EdLabs literacy coach for eight students below reading grade level. Planned and executed positive school climate events that engaged over 60 parents, 100 students, and 30 faculty, staff, and administrators. August 2014 – June 2015

Additional Information

Professional Affiliations: Gates Millennium Scholar; Sponsors for Educational Opportunity College Scholar; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Order of Omega Leadership Honor Society; Hartley- Schlosstein Scholar
Skills: Fluent in Fulani; Conversant in French; Microsoft Office; R; Qualitative Research Methods
Student Groups: Diverse and Inclusive Community for the Environment, Africa Environment Initiative, Black and Latino Club


climate change
environmental economics
greenhouse gas mitigation strategies
international development policy

Graduation Date

May 2019

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Academic Institution
Business / Industry
Federal Government
Law / Legal
Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank
State / Local Government