Jourdan Blackwell

Jourdan Blackwell

Career Interests

Sustainable Business Strategy, Product Life Cycle, Ocean Waste, Supply Chain

Employment Sought:


Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Coastal Environmental Management

Bachelor of Science, May 2016

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Environmental Science and Studies
Sustainable Systems Analysis Certificate
Coursework: Risk analysis of sugar commodity, sustainable business strategy    
Honors: Dean’s List Fall 2014 – Spring 2016   

Professional Experience

Client Projects
REI: Producing a product Life Cycle Analysis and developing strategic recommendations
UW Health: Creating strategic plans for improved sustainability Spring 2017
Research Assistant, UN Global Compact
Compiling and assessing data on corporate Carbon pricing, developing fact sheets, and examining strategies for corporate engagement in Sustainable Development Goals. Spring 2017
Independent study, Caribbean Blue Economy
Established recommendations for the aquaculture sector of Caribbean Small Island Developing States based on analysis of extensive literature review. Fall 2016
Center for Marine Resource Studies and Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs
Investigated Queen Conch population abundance and distribution of Turks and Caicos Islands. Enhanced management strategies for continued global distribution and regrowth of fishery. Presented findings to national government officials, business leaders, and community stakeholders. Spring 2015
Lab Assistant, Wisconsin Crop Pathology
Conducted research on potato and soybean crop with findings linked to scalable solutions for production by preventing environmental damage and economic losses. Managed data collected for over 500 pathogen tests and isolated group of 10 pathogens for future study of threat to US soybean populations. September 2014 – August 2016
Lab Assistant, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Quantified beginning stages of algae biofuel experiments and analyzed over 50 samples for advancement for further applications. Created lesson plans and science writing targeted for teachers to engage students in science with strategies for in and out of the classroom. Summer 2012

Additional Information

Certificate in Sustainable Systems Analysis
Member Net Impact since Fall 2016
Duke Ocean Policy Working Group Coordinator


climate change
sustainable seafood
waste reduction and management

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources

Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Research Institute / Think Tank