LINGYU (LYNN) XIA
LINGYU (LYNN) XIA
Business Sustainability Consulting, Sustainability Reporting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Supply Chain and Operations, Energy Efficiency
MASTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, May 2016
Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Energy and Environment
Coursework: System optimization modeling, energy and resource economics, statistical regression analysis; environmental management strategy
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, May 2011
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, May 2011
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
GPA: 3.8, Magna Cum Laude; Trustee Scholar (Full-Tuition Merit Scholarship)
Fellow- Carlyle Group via Climate Corps, Washington, DC, Summer 2015.
Senior Analyst, previously Analyst, Cornerstone Research, Los Angeles, CA
Analyzed large datasets, built financial models, and conducted literature reviews to assess economic damages for commercial litigation and regulatory hearings. Drafted expert reports, created trial demonstratives and assisted in preparing academic and industry experts for deposition and trial testimonies. Oversaw project management and training of junior analysts on project teams. Headed firm leadership roles in the office social committee, analyst mentor-mentee program and analyst recruitment team. August 2011 – June 2014
Head of Office Sustainability Team, Cornerstone Research, Los Angeles, CA
Coordinated with sustainability team heads in six offices nationwide to develop sustainable practices. Organized annual Earth Week events including in-office documentary screenings and environmental volunteer events. Implemented glass and aluminum bottle recycling system in office that diverts approximately 4,000 bottles annually from landfill. September 2011 – June 2013
Business Management Associate Intern, General Mills, Scottsdale, AZ
Analyzed and projected grocery product category trends using sales data from AC Nielsen data scan system. Developed and presented account merchandising and promotion plan to nationwide retail grocer. June–August 2010.
Business Analyst Intern, Patpatia & Associates, Berkeley, CA
Researched and created 100+ insurance company profiles for client’s marketing outreach campaign. Prepared competitive analysis of financial services online user platforms for America’s largest investor communications processing firm. May–August 2009.
President, previous Director of Projects and Team Leader, USC Los Angeles Community Impact, Los Angeles, CA
Headed undergraduate pro-bono consulting organization (100+ active members) for non-profits and local small businesses. Led three semester-long consulting team projects and created feasibility study, organization chapter formation guide and business plan for clients. Awarded USC Marshall School of Business “Most Outstanding President” (2010). September 2007– May 2010.
Activities: Business and Environment Club; Net Impact; Duke Interdisciplinary Student Innovators, Internal Development Committee; Duke PRATTically Speaking Toastmasters Club; CA State Parks Champions Program Core Leader Volunteer, Los Angeles, CA (February 2013– June 2014).
Technical Skills: Advanced mastery of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook; familiar with STATA, Microsoft VBA, Adobe InDesign