Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller

Nicole comes to Duke with a nonprofit project management and program development background with a special interest in coalition building. She worked in the residential energy efficiency sector for 5 years before deciding to return to school to pursue her masters. 

Career Interests

Consulting, Energy Management, Sustainability, Data Analysis, Utility 

Employment Sought:


Masters of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Bachelor of Arts, May 2011
Denison University, Granville, OH 
Religion and Environmental Studies

Professional Experience

Researcher, Duke Center for Sustainability and Commerce, Durham, NC
Consulted Schneider Electric Smart Cities on Chatham Park development projects. Analyzed SROI of electric vehicle chargers and Smart Home energy applications. Researched financial benefits of biophilic city design. 2016
Climate and Energy Policy Researcher, The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Durham, NC
Researched Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act economic implications on renewable energy investment. Provided analysis on effects of Clean Power Plan implementation. Aggregated and analyzed large EIA power plant data sets. 2016
Unilever Net Impact Uni-game Semifinalist, Philadelphia, PA
North American team semifinalist for developing and pitching an idea to engage digital customers. 2016
Project Coordinator, PGH Green Innovators, Pittsburgh, PA
Completed the strategic plan for organization ending in merger options. Established a functional co-working rental space in Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center. Coordinated solar initiative that provided community nonprofits with $65,000 worth of PV installations. Outlined sustainable wood reuse program that reclaimed 8000 sq. feet of wood in effort to create sustainable jobs. 2015-2016
ReEnergize Pgh Project Coordinator, GTECH Strategies, Pittsburgh, PA
Created and managed the Healthy Homes Incentive Program, a $300,000 Clean Air Fund project connecting   home energy and health in association with the Allegheny County Health Department. Managed and created project budget, analyzed cost and return on investment for participants. Led program health impact assessment and lectured with the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. Incentivized $1,500,000 worth of local energy efficiency work. Managed coalition-based nonprofit project to increase energy efficiency market demand in Pittsburgh. 2013-2015
AmeriCorps (Energy Corps) Volunteer, The Penn State Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Collaborated with Pennsylvania State University and University of Pittsburgh faculty to develop National Energy Leadership Corps online curriculum and serve as an in-class teaching assistant. Designed event encouraging program participants to purchase services from 25 local certified contractors. Supervised 6 interns and organized weekly staff meetings focused on professional development. Completed 50 home energy assessments and provided reports specific to the homeowner’s worldview. 2012-2013

Additional Information

Building Energy Analyst- Building Performance Institute (BPI)                                                           
Excel, Tableau, Project Management Software, Life Cycle Analysis



business development
excel modeling
project management

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources



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Preferred Sector

Business / Industry