Emily True

Emily True

Career Interests

Corporate sustainability, sustainability strategy, environmental reporting, corporate CSR goals

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Business Specialization
Relevant Courses: Operations Management, Systems Thinking, Natural Resource Economics, Sustainable Business Strategy, Entrepreneurial Finance and Marketing, Environmental Education, Life Cycle Assessment
Bachelor in Environmental Science, summa cum laude, May 2015
University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Minors in Clean Energy and Sustainability & Geospatial Analysis and Modeling for the Environment

Professional Experience

Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC
Fair Trade USA: Master’s Project develop strategic benchmarking, innovation, and communication in the global certification market 
KEEN – Conduct a comparative life cycle assessment for an original and an eco-shoe to quantify dye produced pollution and water savings. Compare material, design and factory location for energy use. 
Domtar Corporation – Construct a total cost of ownership model to help local managers more holistically evaluate different lighting options to be disseminated to 20+ facilities to implement sustainability from the bottom up.
Karmiri Olive Oil – Create a marketing and communications plan to help a developing business.
Sustainability Associate, HAVI, Downers Grove, IL
Worked for a supply chain management firm and synthesized millions of McDonalds’s packaging units for their North American market to analyze performance. Identified McDonald’s 2016 sustainable packaging key performance indicators to help compare against long-term corporate sustainability goals. May 2017-August 2017 
Corporate Sustainability Communications Coordinator, Duke Center for Sustainability and Commerce, Durham, North Carolina
Showcased consulting services, educational opportunities and published articles for the Assistant Director. August 2016-May 2017
Research Intern, USDA and Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 
Quantified existing indicators of the bioeconomy including bioenergy and bioproducts. Provided the USDA, DOE and EPA with an understanding of the gaps in available national level and state level indicators and opportunities to address those gaps. October 2016-May 2017
Project Member, United Nations Global Compact Team, Durham, NC
Wrote an application, on behalf of Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, and became the first environmental school to be accepted as a United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) signatory. December 2016-current 
Water Resource Protection Division Intern, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, Lowell, MA
Collaborated with EPA, state environmental departments and regional water source experts to update the “National Guidance Manual for Surface Water”. Created emergency preparedness and response factsheets regarding above-ground storage tanks for the Massachusetts DEP to distribute to stakeholders. May 2016-August 2016
Student and Volunteer Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Lowell, MA
Attended regular subcommittee meetings on sustainability targets, strategic partnerships, and information sharing. Managed 8 students and volunteers throughout a successful 2016 Move-Out Program donating over 14,000 pounds of goods to local charitable organizations. January 2016-June 2016

Additional Information

University of Massachusetts, Boston
Recipient of the 2015 School for the Environment Legacy Award
Geography Honors (Gamma Theta Upsilon) & Senior Honors; Distinction in Env. Science

Duke University
President of the Duke Sustainability Board 
Executive Board Member, Business and the Environment Club
Member of Campus-wide Sustainability Committee
Treasurer of the Nicholas School Net Impact Chapter



business development
carbon accounting
climate change
waste reduction and management

Graduation Date

September 2018

Additional Resources

Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Business / Industry