Gordon Li

Gordon Li

Career Interests

Renewable energy and sustainable development, energy access, urban planning, environmental impact assessment, project management
Employment Sought:


Master of Environmental Management, Spring 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration(s): Energy and Environment
Certifificate: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Bachelors of Arts, May 2014
University of California, Merced
Major(s): Economy
Education Abroad: The University of Hong Kong, Business & Managerial Economics
Relevant Coursework: Energy Systems Modeling, Geospatial Modeling and Analysis, Data Analytics

Professional Experience

NC Climate and Energy Policy Research Assistant, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Durham
Research and conduct literature review on North Carolina HB589, power markets, and energy regulation • Created a tracking document for all related proceedings by the NC Utilities Commission. Update presentations to reflect energy consumption, trends, and policies aimed to brief policymakers and stakeholders. Sep. 2017 – Present
CA Advancement Associate, Pacific Environment, San Francisco
Coordinated fundraising efforts for international programs; researched grants/funding resources for Southeast Asia marine protected area program and debris mitigation. Authored dozens of narrative summaries of key stakeholders, partners, and field staff on environmental and human rights issues to engage supporters. Created outreach and communication strategy aimed at conveying complex issues, grew social media presence and email list by 35% and 20%. Collaborated on advocacy campaigns, collected +1,000,000 signatures to defend National Monuments campaign. Oct 2016 – Aug. 2017
Business Development Coordinator, Gearonimo, San Francisco, CA 
Successfully launched marketing campaigns for a variety of products; analyzed keyword performance and optimized ad campaigns leading to +50% increase in sales. Negotiated with overseas distribution centers and domestic clients to facilitate sales and deliverables. Jan. 2016 – Aug. 2016
Marketing Intern, Droponic, San Francisco, CA
Conceived, designed, and executed digital campaigns across multiple platforms; measured, analyzed, and optimized keywords increasing website traffic by 180%; wrote daily content to promote sustainable horticulture, efficient design, and natural foods. Aug. 2015 – Dec. 2015
Campus Community Intern, California Public Interest Research Group, Merced, CA 
Coordinated energy education campaign, led presentation to over 2,500 students on energy and efficiency basics. Conducted 500+ home energy-use surveys with households in the Merced community to identify trends impacting efficiency.  Jan. 2012 – May 2012

Additional Information

Technical Skills: MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, etc), Wordpress, ArcGis Pro, Google Apps, Salesforce


cost-benefit analysis
program management
project management

Graduation Date

May 2019

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Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Entrepreneur / Start-up
Federal Government
Non-profit / NGO
State / Local Government