Jianing Fan

Jianing Fan

Career Interests

Climate Change Mitigation, International Environmental Policy, Sustainable Development, Renewable Energy Development, Corporate Sustainability

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Energy and Sustainability GPA: 3.78/4
Campus Involvement: Duke University Marching & Pep Band, Net Impact Duke University Nicholas School Chapter, Yale Graduate Consulting Club Case Competition 2017 (the only Duke team selected from over 40 teams)
Leadership Role: International Student Representative at Nicholas School Student Council, Duke University
Volunteer Experience: Net Impact Conference 2016, GreenBiz Conference 2017 
Representative Courses: Modeling for Energy Systems, Environmental Life Cycle Analysis, Water-Energy Nexus, Business Strategy for Sustainability, Public Expenditure Evaluation, Applied Data Analysis for Environmental Science
Bachelor of Science, June 2016
Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Major: Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry GPA: 3.89/4
Honors: Renmin Scholarship (5%, 2012-2016), Outstanding Undergraduate (2%, 2014)
Leadership and Campus Involvement: University Chorus Section Leader (2012-2016), Tennis Varsity, Swimming Varsity
Research: Comparative Analysis on International Environmental Policies; Site Planning for straw-fueled power plants
Senior Thesis: Characterization and Photochemistry of Natural Organic Matters and Dissolved Black Carbon
Visiting International Student Program, May 2014
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
GPA: 3.89/4
Jefferson Global Seminars, July 2014
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China  
Research: Environmental Control and Management of the Deep Bay, Cross-Border Environmental Standards and Regulations

Professional Experience

Research Assistant, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Durham, NC
Supported research on the environmental impact of China’s One Belt One Road infrastructure programs. Foster international coordination with the Duke Kunshan University (Duke campus in China). September 2017- present 
Extern Consultant, Conservation International, Durham, NC 
Conducted grey literature review on the ecosystem services in Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Colombia. Master’s Project research: Evaluating Ecosystems Services in Priority Eastern Tropical Pacific Mangrove. March 2017- present 
Summer Intern, World Wildlife Fund,Washington, DC
Researched on the best practices of community-based conservation with a focus on Eastern and Southern Africa. Conducted comparison analysis on the commonly used tools and forms of knowledge transfer, such as exchange visits. Provided recommendations on the learning tool application for community-based conservation. May 2017-August 2017
Course Project, Water-Energy Nexus: Water Use in China’s Coal Supply Chain
Interviewed over 30 spokespeople from coal mining plants and coal-to-liquid chemical factories for landscape shaping. Literature review on 6 key supply chain components of coal industry in China, and quantified their water use. Projected 2030 and 2050 coal supply chain water use to meet the 20% water use reduction goal. January-April 2017
Coordinator Intern, Environmental Protection Department of Jiangsu Province, , Nanjing China
Planned and facilitated week-long workshops for over 100 industry leaders on reauthorization of Environmental Law. Interviewed by Jiangsu Provincial Channel, contributed to the draft of Jiangsu Provincial White Paper. March-June 2015
Student Strategy Consultant, Lenovo, Morrisville, NC
Developed a water risk map for Lenovo’s 21 sites serving over 40,000 employees using WRI’s Aqueduct and WBCSD’s Global Water Tool, and identified 5 sites with extreme water stress over Asia, North America and Europe. Provided strategic recommendation on water use over Lenovo supply chain and stakeholder engagement. Reviewed Global Reporting Initiative standards and made suggestions for Lenovo Global Environmental Affairs team. January 2017-present
Student Consultant, REI, Durham, NC  
Developed life cycle assessment (LCA) model for REI Zipper Bike to examine product and supply chain sustainability. Compared aluminum-frame bike with steel-frame bike on costs, shipping capability, and environmental sustainability. Interviewed over 20 concerned non-profit organizations in 15 states on bike recycling program practices. Provided recommendation to achieve 25% carbon emission reduction by product re-design and aluminum take-back program. January-April 2017

Additional Information

Computer Skills Data Analysis and Visualization: R, Tableau, STATA, OriginLab and SigmaPlot; Microsoft Office (Excel VBA)


energy efficiency
environmental economics
excel modeling
greenhouse gas mitigation strategies

Graduation Date

May 2018

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Business / Industry
Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank