Brian Wong

Brian Wong

Career Interests

Geospatial consulting, remote sensing, environmental law & policy analysis

Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Global Environmental Change
Certificate of Geospatial Analysis
Leadership: Treasurer, Student Assoc. for Geospatial Analysis; Admission Liaison, Black & Latino Club.
Graduate Work-Study: Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, State Policy Program.
Coursework: Geospatial Analysis for Marine & Coastal Mgmt.; Fundamentals of GIS & Geospatial Analysis; GIS Field Skills; Resource & Environmental Economics I & II; Applied Data Analysis for Environmental Sciences; Water Resources, Finance & Planning; Climate Systems; Energy Technology & Environmental Impacts; Environmental Law & Policy Clinic.
 
Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude, May 2010
Trevecca Nazarene University, Skinner School of Business, Nashville, TN
Major: Accounting. Minor: Social Justice Studies.
Awards: Skinner Accounting Scholarship, Amy Pearson Academic Scholarship, Phi Delta Lambda Honor Society.

Professional Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design Lab, Department of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
Worked on 3-year $249,797 USDA NIFA grant analyzing impacts of urbanization on peri-urban water quality. Designed aquaponics system for University research, education, and community outreach. Founding council of TSU Environmental Science Club. August 2015 - August 2016.

Special Consultant, Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN
Incubated environmental social enterprise, Cyan Studio, from concept to executive approval of $750,000 pilot budget. Completed feasibility study and crafted research, grant, and community outreach strategic plan. Cultivated key strategic partnerships between University and stakeholder organizations. November 2013 – July 2016.

Accounting & Administrative Assistant, Urban Housing Solutions, Nashville, TN
Spearheaded internal audit. Implemented new policies and procedures that helped increase occupancy rate from 69% to 98.5%. Served as primary point of contact to clients and social workers in 900+ affordable housing units for account relations. Handled bank reconciliations and property management data entry. July 2013 – October 2015.

Sustainability Coordinator, Trevecca Urban Farm, Nashville, TN
Led and taught workshops for University students, interns, volunteers, and local youth from over 20 countries. Installed original appropriate technology and permaculture designs on campus. Managed daily urban farm functions. October 2012 – October 2013.

Case Manager, Room in the Inn’s Campus for Human Development, Nashville, TN
Championed caseload for 75+ homeless individuals and families. Streamlined street-to-home case management services for housing, healthcare, and legal advocacy. Supervised volunteers and oversaw facility serving 300-500 clients daily. August 2010 – September 2012.

Additional Information

Honors: Golden Key International Honour Society
Skills: Proficient in ArcGIS; GPS (Juno Trimble); R statistical software; Microsoft Office Suite.
Activities: Sustainability Apprentice, Salamander Springs Farm, Berea, KY, Summer 2012;
Economic Development Intern, Focused Community Strategies, Atlanta, GA, Summer 2010.
Volunteerism: Hope University, Winter Shelter, and Recovery Programs at Room in the Inn, 2012-
2016; Youth in Mission abroad program, summer 2008 & 2009, Rwanda and Solomon Islands,
respectively; Volunteer coordinator, Nashville Prevention Partnership, 2007-2010.

Skills

GIS
statistics

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources

Languages

Cantonese

Preferred Location

Mid-Atlantic