Amanda M. Hoster

Amanda M. Hoster

My work with diverse stakeholders in Peace Corps and the business and management tools I have acquired in graduate school and subsequent positions, make me an excellent candidate for corporate social responsibility positions. I am particularly in and well-prepared for positions managing the sustainability of international agricultural supply chains. 

Career Interests

Corporate Sustainability. Responsible Sourcing. Corporate Social Responsibility. 

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position

Education

Master of Environmental Management, May 2017
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Business and the Environment
 
Bachelor of Arts, May 2012
Kenyon College
Majors: Economics, International Studies
Concentration: Environmental Studies

Professional Experience

Sustainability Analyst, Government and Accountability Institute
 
Student Sustainability Strategy Consultant, Belk
Authored a sustainability strategy report for Belk through in-depth analysis of sustainability trends in the retail and apparel industry. Managed a team of two research assistants, while adapting to client needs. 
 
Analyst, Climate Resilience, Datu Research LLC
Contributed to a natural gas industry value chain study. Interviewed more than 40 private industry stakeholders. Analyzed quantitative and qualitative data. Collaborated with food and agriculture value chain specialists. 
 
Program Associate, Nicholas School Executive Education Program
Conducted marketing, business development, logistical and budgeting tasks for the Executive Education Program. Proposed innovative executive education trainings to attract new clients.
 
Community Environmental Education Promoter, Peace Corps, Nicaragua
Designed, wrote and managed an ecological cookstove and oven grant, providing health and local environment improvements to over 100 beneficiaries. Developed projects in coordination with private companies, local governments, and NGOs. Trained 20 education professionals in participatory science education and organic gardening.
 
Markets, Products and Projects Analysis Intern, Carbon Recycling, International, Reykjavik, Iceland
Analyzed renewable fuels markets. Compiled 3 manuals describing market, project and product opportunities. 
 

Additional Information

Sustainable Systems Certificate
Executive Board Member- Working Group for the Environment in Latin America

Skills

excel modeling
project management
sustainability

Graduation Date

May 2017

Languages

Spanish

Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Consulting