Sunzhe Cao

Sunzhe Cao

Career Interests

Cooperate Social Responsibility, Energy efficiency, Sustainability, Data  Analysis 

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Environmental Management, May 2017
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC  
Concentrating on Environmental Economics and Policy 
Certificate in Sustainable Systems Analysis
Coursework: Natural Resource Economics, Energy Economics, Applied Data Analysis, Decision Model, Energy Modeling, Qualitative Research Analysis
Award: Nicholas School of the Environment Merit Scholarship
Bachelor of Science in Economics, August 2014 
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Award: Dean’s list Scholar Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China June, 2014
Study Abroad: Trip to Post-Communism Countries Berlin, Budapest, Sarajevo, Belgrade January 2014

Professional Experience

Master Project, Duke University and Sao Paulo University, Durham, NC
Led the team to conduct surveys and collect 32 sample data from Mexican households. Built energy model to predict the future energy household consumption and demand side of electricity in LAC. Won the first prize in Duke Kunshan University Case study competition 
Ocean Intern, Natural Resource Defense Council, San Francisco Bay Area, California
Analyzed the current trade trend on shark fin and ray plate in the world for advocating in CITES. Prepared factsheet on Huntington beach desalination project and educate locals. Conducted detailed research on marine plastic debris project in China seashore, results employed by partnered consultant
Student Consultant, Blue Economy Program for World Bank, Durham, NC. Prepared report on the state of the Caribbean’s and South Asian countries’ blue economy development. Researched on Ecotourism status in Caribbean countries, results published on the released report. Collected data for analyzing the South Asian economic and environmental status 

Additional Information

Computer: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, STATA, Minitab, Tableau, LCA modeling, NVivo
Language: Fluent in Mandarin and English, basic knowledge of Spanish and German 
Interests: Avid vocalist, calligrapher and traveler



business development
energy efficiency
excel modeling
project management

Graduation Date

May 2017

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Preferred Sector

Business / Industry