Qier Xue (Cher)

Qier Xue (Cher)

Career Interests

Corporate Sustainability Strategy, Sustainability Consulting, EHS management

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Environmental Management, May 2017 
Nicholas School of the Environment 
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Energy and Environment 
Certification: Sustainable System Analysis Certification 
Coursework: Sustainability Strategy, Supply Chain Management, LCA, Energy Modeling, Finance
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, May 2015
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Cum Laude with Distinction, GPA 3.76
Major: Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management, Minor: Applied Economics, Design

Professional Experience

Corporate Sustainability Student Consultant, Lenovo, Morrisville, NC
Conducting internal and external benchmarking analysis for the world leading technology company on sustainability performance through intensive data collection and analysis. Developing assessment metrics with over 250 indicators measuring energy use, GHG emissions, waste and water management. Creating a web-based visual sustainability dashboard that helps Lenovo to better communicate its sustainability performance and strategy in operation, supplier and product management, and to enhance transparency in reporting. Developing corporate sustainability strategy through market research on consumers and competitors. Communicating and presenting findings at regular meetings with Global Environmental Affairs team at Lenovo US corporate headquarter. January 2016 - Present

Energy Consultant, Southeastern Wind Coalition & Duke University, Durham, NC
Working in a team of three to assess the economic potential of offshore wind development in South Carolina. Providing recommendation for a maximum amount of wind that could be developed to best complement the current energy mix and nuclear fleet of South Carolina. Modeling a hypothetical wind farm and analyze state specific economic and job growth effects with model outputs, including wind farm LCOE, construction and operation costs, and electricity generated. January 2016 - Present

Sustainable System Analysis Teaching Assistant, Duke University, Durham, NC
Assisted with class presentation on topics including corporate sustainability strategies, supply chain management and system analysis. Provided guidance on professional technical memorandum writing and business case study analysis on business decision making. August to December 2016

DSIRE Policy Analysis Intern, NC Clean Energy Technology Center, Raleigh, NC
Tracked and updated renewable energy and energy efficiency policies on local level for top 50 cities and 50 counties. Created an ArcGIS map for The 50 States of Solar Project that visualizes utility data by zip codes, which helps both users and researchers to identify regions that are applicable for solar energy development. May to August 2016

Sustainability Consultant, Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce, Durham, NC Supported in the development of an Excel based risk model that provided the user with logistics optimization solutions, which considered costs, transportation modes, distance, time, and GHG emissions. January to May 2016

Additional Information

Excel Modeling: Monte Carlo and VBA to simulate NPV of power plants and to make operating plan for hypothetical ISO; Sensitivity Analysis

Data Visualization: ArcGIS, Tableau, OpenLCA, Microsoft Powerpoint presentation with strong visualization and layout design

Data Analysis: R, STATA, MATLAB, NVivo


energy efficiency
environmental compliance
excel modeling

Graduation Date

May 2017

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