Olivia Eskew

Olivia Eskew

Career Interests

Corporate social responsibility; energy access; sustainable food supply chain; food deserts and scarcity; environmental justice

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Environmental Management, May 2018                                           
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC        
Concentration: Business and the Environment  
Skills: corporate social responsibility, supply chain sustainability, GIS, Statistics (R), community-based management
Leadership Role: Green Roof and Orchard Council Sustainable Food Events & Programming Assistant 
Bachelor of Science, May 2014 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Major: Biology
Honors: Buckley Public Service Scholar, National Honors Society, AP Scholar with Honor 
Study abroad: Universidad San Francisco de Quito – Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands, Spring 2012 

Professional Experience

Pollinator Project Coordinator, Cypress Creek Renewables
Developed national sustainable best practices guide for the utility-scale solar industry on the co-location of solar and agriculture. Business model innovation to facilitate CSR initiative into traditional O&M and zoning team procedures. http://www.beecityusa.org/blog-and-news/solar-sites-going-pollinator-friendly  Spring 2017- current     
Well Water Intern, Clean Water for North Carolina, Asheville, NC
Advised 100 North Carolina environmental health county directors on how to improve and test private drinking wells. Summer 2017 
Vital Plan, B Corp Clinic, Cary, NC
Student-based assessment and collaboration on B Corp measures and company’s goal orientation and strategy identification. Sustainable business modeling based on environmental and social parameter inclusion. Spring 2017
Urban Youth Agriculture Participatory Program Coordinator, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
Developed participatory program evaluation for elementary school programs in Durham, NC. Spring 2017
United States Peace Corps, Ethiopia
Peace Corps Volunteer Advisory Council liaison between 250 Peace Corps volunteers and managerial staff. High school English teacher for 400 students. Project design and management multiplier training facilitator for 8 regional head offices’ task force implementations. Peace Corps safety and security warden for 2 Peace Corps staff and 20 southern region volunteers. 2014-2015
Anthropometric Measurements Project Trainer, UNICEF, Jimma, Ethiopia
Nutrition & drinking water quality nexus training of 35 enumerators to assess effects of sanitation, hygiene, and nutrition. Household survey creation, international database management via cellular platform. 2016

Additional Information

Teaching Assistant, Nicholas School of the Environment: Dr. Rebecca Vidra, Fall 2017
•    DEL-MEM Leadership Advantage Course – Washington, D.C.  
•    ENVIRON 755 = Introduction to Community-Based Environmental Management 
Net Impact Conference Chair, Nicholas School of the Environment Chapter: Spring 2017-Spring 2018 
•    Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, project organization, data assimilation, event planning, office guest coordinator
Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum: Symposium Editor, 2017 
•    Managed 10 guest speakers and coordinated symposium logistics across 4 schools at Duke University and external institutions 
United Nations Global Compact Initiative: Nicholas School of the Environment, 2017
•    Promote Business Leadership Criteria on Carbon Pricing (BLC); low carbon resiliency development  
Boston Marathon Competitor (first heat 2018), Half-Ironman Triathlon (2014)

Project Management
Bass Connections Oceans & Energy Access: Nicholas School of the Environment, Dr. Doug Nowacek, Fall 2017
•    Facilitated 
Walking Fish Event Coordinator: Durham, NC, Spring 2017-Spring 2018  
•    Coordinated weekly local seafood deliveries for statewide community supported fishery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Consultant: Nicholas School of the Environment, Spring 2017
•    Corporate sustainability program expansion to 3 community hospitals in Boston, MA
Biomedical Research Assistant: Dr. Andrea Nackley, UNC Center for Pain Research & Innovation, 2013-2014
•    Hartung, J.; Eskew, O.; Wong, T. 2015. Nuclear factor-kappa B regulates pain and COMT expression in a rodent model of inflammation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity                             
Languages: English - native
Spanish - advanced
Amharic - intermediate


business development
community-based management
cost-benefit analysis
project management
stakeholder engagement

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources



Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Research Institute / Think Tank