Eric Burton

Eric Burton

Career Interests

Wind, Solar, Siting, Development
Employment Sought:


Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC 
Concentration: Energy and Environment
Relevant Courses: Modeling for Energy Systems; Power Markets, Corporate Finance; Energy Economics and Policy; Energy Technology; Project Management Relevant Projects: Monte Carlo Simulation of wind farm profitability; Financial and emissions assessment of solar farm construction in Duke Forest
Bachelor of Science, Honors, May 2017
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Major: Geography
Minor: Spanish
Certificate: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Study abroad in Peru: Andean Glaciers, Climate, and Cultures

Professional Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative, Durham, NC 
Assisted in a systematic review of the academic literature on energy access and energy transitions in developing countries to assess knowledge gaps and direct future research. Created a document on the Nationally Determined Contributions and Energy Access goals of East African countries. August 2017 - Present
Research Assistant, Appalachian State University, Peru and Bolivia  
Studied the relationship between climate and glaciers in the tropical Andes using large, observational datasets and atmospheric models to examine climatic trends and local impacts. Collaborated with an international team of scientists to plan and carry out 4 international field campaigns, synthesize research activities, collect data from citizen scientists, and publish and present findings to academic and non-expert audiences. Co-author - Characteristics of Precipitating Storms in Glacierized Tropical Andean Cordilleras of Peru and Bolivia (Annals of the AAG). June 2014 - May 2017
NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Intern, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 
Examined the relationships between ENSO, biomass burning, anthropogenic emissions, and ground-level Ozone concentrations in the Tropics and Southern Hemisphere. Assessed the performance of various climatic models and scenarios created by the GFDL. Summer 2016


business development
excel modeling
international development policy
project management

Graduation Date

May 2019

Additional Resources



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Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Entrepreneur / Start-up