Emily Hall

Emily Hall

Career Interests

Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning, Climate Change Resiliency, Coastal Agriculture, and Community Engagement 

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Environmental Management, May 2017
Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham NC
  Concentration: Coastal Environmental Management specializing in Coastal Land Use and  
  Climate Resiliency  
Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, May 2015
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Honors Program, Syracuse, NY    
  Major: Conservation Biology Minor: Marketing    

Professional Experience

Independent Researcher
Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC
Developing semi-structured interview instrument utilizing demographic, open-ended, and subjective probability questioning to assess perceptions of coastal climate change among wine makers and vineyard managers on Long Island, NY. May 2016 – May 2017.  
Land Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture Intern
South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, Beaufort, SC
Evaluated survey data of farmers across SC and performed local interviews with 15 agricultural stakeholders concerning issues with land retention. Compared qualitative data to relevant policy interventions and outlined recommendations for agricultural land retention in Beaufort, SC with statewide implications. Participated in urban sustainability development initiatives like the 2016 Tri-County Housing Summit.  Summer 2016. 
Internship Blogger
Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC
Generated bi-weekly blog entries evaluating various coastal land use issues in South Carolina including changing shoreline policy, “Smart Growth” in urban development, and sea turtle protection vs. property erosion. Summer 2016. 
Marine Planning Advancement Training (MPAT) Course Graduate Assistant 
Duke Environmental Leadership (DEL) Executive Education, Durham, NC
Gained in-depth understanding of marine planning through course development/execution. Sept 2015 – May 2016. 
Publications Coordinator
Ocean Policy Working Group: Durham, NC 
Generated and managed ocean-related content for semi-annual publication, Upwelling. Acquired working knowledge of InDesign. Coordinated review committees to edit publication and arranged launch events. Sept 2015 – May 2016. 
Tasting Room Associate
Old Field Vineyards, Southold, NY
Engaged with small and large groups of travelers in high traffic visitation season. Acquired knowledge of sustainable farming, winery management, and viticulture practices. Summer 2015. 
Research Intern     
Fort Johnson Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates, Charleston, SC
Gained thorough understanding of research design by developing project that utilized cross-fertilization techniques and manipulated carbon dioxide levels to gauge genetic resistance of sea urchins to ocean acidification. Top Student Poster at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (Division of Invertebrate Zoology). Summer 2014.

Additional Information

Proficient in Microsoft Suite
Familiar with GIS Software and InDesign 
Member of Coastal Society, Duke's Ocean Policy Working Group 
Accepted to Participate in Our Ocean, One Future Youth Leadership Summit in Washington, DC


climate change
coastal zone management
marine protected areas management
program management
stakeholder engagement
survey design



Graduation Date

May 2017

Additional Resources

Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

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