Rachel Brinks

Rachel Brinks

I have over 3 years of professional experience relating to project management and policy research in the environmental field.

Career Interests

Climate Change and Energy Policy, Urban Sustainability, Community Based Environmental Management

Employment Sought:


Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Environmental Economics and Policy
Coursework: Environmental Law, Resource and Environmental Economics, Community Based Environmental Management, Applied Data Analysis for Environmental Science
Bachelor of Arts, May 2014
University of Colorado- Boulder, CO
Major: Environmental Studies
Minor: Geography
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Leadership: CU Student Government Environmental Board Member, Phi Beta Kappa Member

Professional Experience

Climate Change Policy and Opinion Research Assistant, Duke University, Durham, NC
 Researching climate change public opinion and planning by California state and regional agencies. 2016-2017
Sustainability Outreach Coordinator, Auburn University-Alabama Cooperative Extension, Anniston, AL
Delivered environmental education to the general public, in various settings including professional conferences, workshops, field days, and in the classroom. Wrote and received over $85,000 in grant funding through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to grow the Northeast Alabama Recycling Partnership and start a recycling program at Jacksonville State University. 2014-2016
Energy Intern, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO
Coordinated with schools in the District to implement the Green Energy Challenge. Presented information to staff and students and conducted energy audits within the participating schools. 2014
Energy Service Corps Member, AmeriCorps, Boulder, CO
Provided renewable energy presentations to K-12 students and energy efficiency upgrades to residents. Trained volunteers, managed lodging, and set up lessons for two separate “education week” trips in which over 2000 kids were taught. 2012-2013

Additional Information

Event Coordinator with the Nicholas School Student Council
Co-director of GROW student group


grant writing
greenhouse gas mitigation strategies
project management
stakeholder engagement

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources



Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Academic Institution
Research Institute / Think Tank
State / Local Government