Temis Coral Castellanos

Temis Coral Castellanos

Career Interests

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environmental Business Strategy, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Environmental Consulting
Employment Sought:


Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Business and Environment
Bachelor of Science, March 2011
Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia
Major(s): Industrial Engineering
Bachelor of Science, March 2011
Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia
Major(s): Chemical Engineering

Professional Experience

Strategy and Productivity Advisor, Fondo Acción| Bogotá, Colombia
Led the Fondo Acción’s application to the Green Climate Fund Accreditation that allows access to US$10 million grants for climate change projects. Established and managed follow up meetings to assess the progress of 20 projects. Sept. 2015 – Aug. 2016
Consultant, Matrix Consulting| Santiago de Chile, Chile – Bogotá, Colombia
Designed and implemented efficiency improvement projects for mining, construction, airlines, and retail companies promoting the incorporation of sustainable practices. Led the exploration stage to open Matrix Consulting operation in Colombia arranging more than 10 meetings with new potential clients. Jul. 2013 – Jun. 2015
Manufacturing Trainee, Grupo Bimbo Colombia | Bogotá- Barranquilla, Colombia
Managed product lines with more than 20 employees under my supervision and promoted the inclusion of women in supervision positions. Developed improvement initiatives reducing 44% of waste from defective products. Aug. 2011 – Oct. 2012
Research and Development Jr. Engineer, Quala S.A. | Bogotá, Colombia
Designed 2 personal care products’ formulations considering their sustainability, economic and technical feasibility. Developed a qualitative evaluation methodology to assess personal care products performance in laboratory and consumer use. Sep. 2009 – Jul. 2010
Environment, Health, Safety & Toxicology Jr. Analyst, 3M Colombia| Bogotá, Colombia
Designed an evaluation mechanism for the toxicology area to define elements to be improved. Established and implemented a plan to improve the area’s Corporative Key Performance Indicators. Jan. 2009 -Jul. 2009

Other Experience

Green Rooftop and Orchard Workforce (GROW) Intern, Nicholas School of the Environment– Duke University| Durham, United States Jun. 2017 – Aug.2017
Associate in Research, Nicholas School of the Environment – Duke University | Durham, United States Feb. 2017 – Mar.2017
Research Projects Assistant, Universidad de los Andes| Bogotá, Colombia Feb. 2011 – May. 2011
Environment, Health, Safety & Toxicology Intern, 3M Colombia| Bogotá, Colombia Jan. 2008 – Dec. 2008

Additional Information

Certifications: Managing environmental and social performance, IFC - International Finance Corporation, Sustainability Training IFC - International Finance Corporation

Leadership activities: International Representative- Nicholas School Student Council (2018), Career Liaison- Business and Environment & Net Impact Club (2017), President -Nicholas School Spouses and Partners group (2017), Organizer- Global Connections Initiative (2017)

Volunteer activities: Passing the Torch Mentorship Program Duke University (2018), Durham Community Empowerment Fund (2016-2017), Habitat for Humanity-Durham (2016-2017), Duke Community Service Center - Sustainable Duke (2016-2017), Dejar Huella Team - MatrixConsulting (2013-2014), Asociación Alianza Educativa - Universidad de los Andes (2008).


business development
program management
project management
stakeholder engagement

Graduation Date

May 2019

Additional Resources



Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Federal Government
Non-profit / NGO
State / Local Government