Eleanor Patricia Stanford Johnstone

Eleanor Patricia Stanford Johnstone

Over 5 years of work experience in communications, international development/project management, and transportation and building energy efficiency. Strong ability to translate technical information and constraints into clear, actionable messages, goals and opportunities. 

Career Interests

Urban Energy Eystems; Euilding Energy Efficiency; Transportation; Resilient cities; Distributed Energy
Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment     (Durham, NC)                                   
Masters in Environmental Management, Energy and Environment     Expected, May 2017
Thesis - San Francisco’s 2030 District: Performance and Implications for Sustainable Urban Design 

Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)                                                              
Bachelor of Arts, English and American Literary Studies, Magna Cum Laude     2010

School for International Training (Yaoundé, Cameroon)     2009

Professional Experience

San Francisco 2030 District, Data Analyst (Telecommute) . 2016-Present
- Developed district transportation methodology and baseline calculator using data from city government.
- Wrote and implemented annual commuter behavior survey to measure progress against baseline over time.
- Analyzed building energy consumption data and reported progress against established baseline.

Duke University, Teaching Assistant (Durham, NC)  2015-Present
- Graded for graduate level class, “Green Building on Campus”.
- Tutored 50+  students on professional writing strategies and best practices.
- Co-designed, led photovoice workshop for community members to inform environmental justice programs.

Rocky Mountain Institute, Intern - Transportation (Boulder, CO)  2016
- Informed Denver, CO’s public transit planning by analyzing parking pricing best practices and demand elasticity case studies, and assessing best practices from major cities nationwide.
- Developed demand elasticity model and recommendations to improve parking at Denver’s Park-and-Rides.
- Published findings on GreenBiz, RMI Outlet, to share results with transit stakeholders nationwide. 

The Business Report, Writer (Telecommute)  June 2015
- Co-wrote 12-page spread on Chinese investment in the Maldives reaching over 1M readers worldwide.
- Wrote insight articles based on first-hand experience for financial and political audience. 

CARANA Corporation, Project Specialist (Washington, D.C., Ghana)  2012-2015
- Provided efficient, detail-driven administrative support for USAID agribusiness projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Served as in-country project operations manager: oversaw international staff of 20+ while monitoring project budgets of up to $34M and facilitating closeout of regional 10-year project.
- Secured 30+ PPPs to develop long-term business opportunities in West Africa and Uganda

Additional Information

Technical skills: Microsoft Excel, Salesforce, Twitter, WordPress, STATA, Tableau, IECM, ESPM 
Awards/Achievements: Fuels Institute - Future of Transportation. "The Smart E-Highway." 2nd Place.
Leadership: Nicholas School Energy Club, Trip Coordinator; Green Roof and Orchard Workforce, Events Coordinator


business development
energy efficiency
excel modeling
greenhouse gas mitigation strategies
project management

Graduation Date

May 2017

Additional Resources



Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank