Kendall DeLyser

Kendall DeLyser

Career Interests

Global forest conservation, sustainable forestry/agriculture, forest certification, forest carbon

Employment Sought:


Master of Forestry, SAF Accredited, Dec 2018
Master of Environmental Management, Dec 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Ecosystem Science and Conservation
Certificate of Geospatial Analysis, Dec 2018
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, May 2011
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Major: Environmental Policy; Minor: Spanish

Professional Experience

Tropical Forest Ecology and Conservation Research Assistant, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC
Updated and analyzed research databases for CIFOR Bushmeat Research Initiative, co-authored report for forthcoming publication, worked independently while supervisor was overseas.  2016-2017
Independent Research Volunteer, Cloudbridge Nature Reserve, San Gerardo de Rivas, Costa Rica
Proposed and conducted independent field research that showed success of Reserve’s reforestation work, presented results and written report to Reserve manager, provided scientific basis for future management and resource allocation decisions.  2015
Ranger, Visitor Information, Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Department of Conservation, Te Anau, New Zealand
Promoted values of conservation and environmental stewardship to national park visitors, provided park information and booking service to customers, assumed responsibility for hunting permit system.  2012-2013
Lodge Host Intern, Conservacion Patagonica, Tompkins Conservation, Patagonia Park, Chile
Educated lodge guests about conservation and restoration work done on organization’s land in preparation for donation to Chilean national park system, assisted organization’s founders in hosting donors and visitors at remote guest lodge.  2012

Additional Information

Society of American Foresters Duke Chapter co-chair

Recipient of merit-based financial awards from both Duke University and Colorado College


forest carbon modeling
forest management
international development policy
stakeholder engagement

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources



Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank