Kerri Ann Metz

Kerri Ann Metz

Career Interests

Renewable Energy, Policy, Low-Carbon, Nuclear

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Global Environmental Change
Coursework in Global Environmental Change, with a focus on Renewable Energy and Policy
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
School of Literature, Science, and the Arts
 Thesis- Analyzing the Absence of Renewable Portfolio Standards in Georgia
High Honors in Policy, Planning and Sustainability
     Minor in Political Science
Summer Abroad with the University of Michigan Camp Davis Program, Wyoming, Summer 2013
Summer Abroad with the University of New Hampshire EcoQuest Program, Summer 2014

Professional Experience

Intern, UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE, Geneva, Switzerland, Sustainable Energy Division-Group of Experts on Renewable Energy
Carried out background research to contribute in the drafting of parliamentary documents for the annual session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy (GERE) on “Reviewing the state of renewable energy development: key findings, barriers, and options” among UNECE countries. Researched background materials and assisted in the drafting of parliamentary documents and other background documents for the 3rd GERE session (to be held in Baku, October 2016). Compiled various presentations for my supervisor and the Director of the Sustainable Energy Division on issues pertaining to Bioenergy and Energy Access. Contributed to the creation of an interactive website, which maps the renewable energy status of UNECE countries by utilizing REN21 and UNECE data through Excel files and Tableau software. Summer 2016

Research AssistantNicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Researched and compiled policy briefs on various aspects of the Clean Power Plan, including the Clean Energy Incentive Program and the various methods of achieving energy efficiency. Aug 2015 – Present 

Policy AnalystCenter for Local, State, and Urban Policy
Conducted and compiled research on the status of cap-and-trade and carbon taxes in New Zealand. Analyzed the effectiveness and durability of legislation, and wrote comprehensive memo. Jan – July 2015

InternGreat Lakes Observing System
Developed and created the first internship position with the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS). Scheduled appointments with Senate and House members in D.C., continually updated the website, and compiled company briefs. Oct 2012 – May 2014

Research Assistant, University of Michigan Soil Ecology Laboratory
Collected, organized, and analyzed data from viable soil samples in order to investigate the microbial transformations of carbon and nitrogen within soil and the significance of microbial communities in regulating ecosystem-level processes. Sept 2013 – Apr 2014

Additional Information

Coordinated, organized, and publicized upcoming social and academic events for the interns of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Notified interns of lectures being given by local universities in Geneva and potential networking opportunities with other United Nations organizations. 
CO-PRESIDENT/CO-FOUNDER, Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Discussion
Created and directed LEAD at the University of Michigan for the purpose of producing interdisciplinary and holistic environmental students. Organized bi-weekly meetings, produced presentations of contemporary environmental topics, and scheduled various outside lectures (ex. Recycle Ann Arbor, Clean Energy Group)
COMMITTEE LEADER, Delta Gamma Fraternity, Recruitment 2014
Managed and coordinated the efforts of a twenty-person committee, and responsible for providing refreshments for roughly 1300 people throughout Recruitment. Coordinated and placed supply orders for the entirety of the Chapter
• Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands 
Studied local conservation efforts in Ecuador; studied evolution and biodiversity in the Galapagos Islands; developed presentation- “Harmful Effects of Human Businesses on the Environments of Mindo, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands”
• Australia:  Outback, Rain Forest, Great Barrier Reef
Studied endemic wildlife and aboriginal life; wrote- “The Impact of Invasive Species on the Natural Habitat of Australia.”
• Tanzania, Africa
Studied challenges to preservation of Tanzania’s wildlife and cultural traditions; wrote- “Fire as a Management Tool and Its Daily Use in Tanzania.”
Summer 2008-2010
Volunteer, Glacier Hills retirement community, Ann Arbor, MI
Volunteer, Orphan’s Hope, Simferopol, Ukraine
Spring Break 2010 and 2011
Volunteer, K-Grams Penpal, various local schools, Ann Arbor, MI
Project Skills: Event Coordinating, Group Coordination, Project/Time Management
Computer Skills
Moderate-Power Point, Microsoft Word
Basic- Excel, STATA, and Tableau


climate change
energy efficiency
presentation development
project management

Graduation Date

May 2017

Additional Resources

Preferred Sector

Business / Industry