Christopher Meyer

Christopher Meyer

Career Interests

Environmental Consulting, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Finance, Impact Investing, Stream & Wetland Mitigation/Restoration
Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC 
Concentration: Water Resources Management
Coursework: Environmental Finance, Water Resources Planning and Management, US Water Governance, Wetlands Ecology
 
HBX CORe: The Language of Business, 2015
Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA
Passed with Honors
 
Bachelor of Science 2010
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Geology Major
 
Field Geology Program, 2008 
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 
Yellowstone-Bighorn Research Assisstant

Professional Experience

Research Assistant, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Durham, NC  
Collaborate with a small team of academic researchers to conduct a literature review of community water systems in the U.S. Investigate the shifting role of public and private financing for water infrastructure and opportunities for greater regional cooperation. Analyze the success of various financing mechanisms and resource sharing strategies to promote investment. Organize research efforts and manage administrative duties, coordinate with researchers, practitioners and policy makers. September 2017-Present
 
Manager, Instructor, & Tour Guide, Urban Kayaks, Chicago, IL  
Leveraged outdoor experience in transitioning to leading tours within an urban environment, facilitating downtown Chicago experiences for both small and large groups of mostly novice kayakers. Deliver safety instruction in accordance with American Canoe Association regulations, providing customers with the information to stay safe in the busy waterway of the Chicago River. Supported the achievement of a top 5 ranking on tripadvisor.com out of 35+ Chicago boat tours and water sports. May 2014-June 2017
 
Whitewater Rafting Guide, Blazing Adventures, Snowmass, CO  
Served as a steward of the river community and its environment while leading adventurers through Class III rapids, hosting half- and full-day experiences through the Glenwood Canyon of the Colorado River. Managed and maintained the safety of patrons engaging in what can be a dangerous watersport, creating an exhilarating yet safe experience for all riders. Led mile-plus-long trips down the Shoshone Rapids section of the Colorado River, with Class III intermediate rapids. Summer 2013
 
Ski Instructor, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek, CO  
Delivered private and small-group ski instruction at one of the premier resorts in the country—with a top-ranked ski school—working with discerning clients who expected exceptional, customized educational experiences in a luxury resort setting. Earned PSIA certifications—in Alpine and Nordic disciplines—demonstrating a mastery of teaching techniques. Cultivated professional relationships with diverse clients, working effectively with clients of all backgrounds. Winters 2010-2013
 
Stewardship Intern, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Novelty, OH
Facilitated monitoring of protected properties—WRLC has helped preserve more than 24,000 acres since its founding in 2006—ensuring conserving landowners’ wishes were kept in place and conservation agreements were being upheld. Determined environmental and biological conservation value and partnered with landowners to develop long-term conservation strategies. Offered insight and advice, sourced expert resources, and provided land management tips based on educational training. Served as a ‘go-to’ resource for landowners interested in improving the ways in which they managed their land. Leveraged technological resources—GPS systems and GIS mapping—to facilitate field-based activities. Summer 2009

Skills

business development
clean water act compliance
project management
stakeholder engagement
water resources management

Graduation Date

May 2019

Languages

English
Spanish

Preferred Location

Midwest
Southeast

Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Consulting