Celeste Whitman

Celeste Whitman

Career Interests

Community-Based Environmental Management, Indigenous Environmental Resources/Rights, Environmental Justice, Grassroots Organizing

Employment Sought:


Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Environmental Economics and Policy
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, May 2016
Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
Major: Anthropology/Sociology, Minor: Environmental/Sustainability Studies
Awarded prestigious 4-year Marvin B. Perry, Jr. Scholarship for academic merit; Member of Phi Betta Kappa

Professional Experience

Client-Based Project, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC, Cape Fear River Watch in Wilmington, NC
Recruit volunteers from the community to monitor river quality to re-establish CreekWatcher Program. Create a training handbook and coordinate training sessions for water monitoring on the Cape Fear River. February 2017 - Present

Client-Based Survey Project, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC, Durham Sustainability Office
Assessing Durham residents’ opinions about local environmental issues and preferences for the city’s future protection priorities through the creation and administering of a survey. January 2017 - Present

Graduate Assistant, Office of Development & Alumni Relations, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC
Creating work plan and toolkit for alumni recruitment of perspective students by engaging variety of internal stakeholders. Cataloging attendance/tracking data from events on alumni attendance and on alumni engagement. Creating event plan and funding proposal for 3 regional LinkedIn events for alumni. September 2016 - Present

Engagement Intern, MountainTrue, Asheville, NC
Strategically engaged staff members to gather and synthesize information from throughout organization.Created and updated 20 Wordpress webpages. Wrote press releases about organization events for MountainTrue’s website and local newspapers. May - August 2016

Additional Information

Certified Interpretive Guide by the National Association of Interpretation

Website manager for Duke DICE (Diverse & Inclusive Community for the Environment)

SPSS data analysis

Proficient in NVivo


community-based management
project management
stakeholder engagement
survey design
volunteer management

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources

Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Non-profit / NGO