Chunhui (Will) Yang

Chunhui (Will) Yang

Career Interests

Consulting, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Project Management, Financial Analysis

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Environment Management, May 2017
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Energy and Environment
Relevant Courses: Energy System Modeling, Applied Data Analysis, Corporate Finance, Intermediate Finance, Energy Economics and Policy, Financial Markets and Investment, Energy Finance, Academic Writing
Awards and Certificate: Duke Merit Scholarship, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level II Candidate
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, June 2013-Dec 2013
Exchange Student in Monash Business School
Relevant Courses: Accounting and Finance, Macroeconomics, Professional Writing 
Bachelor of Science, May 2015
Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Environmental Sciences 
GRE Quantitative: 170(98%)
Awards: Honorable Mention in Mathematical Contest in Modeling(MCM) 2014, Menglan Scholarship (top 1%)

Professional Experience

EDF Climate Corps Fellow, Energy Consultant, McDonald’s China, Environmental Defense Fund, New York, NY, Shanghai, China
Oversaw and coordinated energy projects including LED Retrofits, VFD Ventilation Control, Freezer Heat Recovery System and On-site Solar PV. Conserved 133,000 MWh electricity and 80,000 metric tons CO2 emission annually. Designed the future strategies in Carbon Emission Trading System (ETS) based on policy analysis. Planned 3-yr energy saving strategy for energy portfolio management with NPV of $107,000,000 by DCF model. Assisted the organization of 2016 McDonald’s Supplier Convention in Ningbo, China. May 2016-Aug 2016
Student Energy Consultant in Renewable Energy Prioritization Project, HanesBrands, Durham, NC
Investigated viable renewable technologies to reach Hanes’ goal of 40% of its energy from renewables by 2020. Developed the cost-benefit analysis based on geo-market research in more than twenty countries. Built scalable 1MW renewable system model applicable to global operations. Mar 2016- Expected May 2017
Team Member of Bass Connections in Energy, Duke University Department Energy Reporting and Carbon Pricing, Durham, NC
Analyzed energy consumption and carbon emission data on Duke Campus using Excel, Tableau, and R. Outreached to stakeholders in Carbon Charge Program at Yale University and organized the visit to Yale University. Drafted energy and carbon pricing report based on research and interviews with stakeholders at Duke and Yale. Aug 2016-Expected May 2017
Teaching Assistant in ENV710 Applied Data Analysis, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University | Durham, NC
Taught mathematical knowledge and applied practice (t-test, ANOVA, SLR, MLR, panel data, etc.). Tutored data analysis and statistical software(STATA) in the laboratories and held Office Hours weekly. Drafted and graded course assignments, projects, and exams. Aug 2016-Dec 2016
Director, Team Member, Environment Protection Education Program, Yum! Brands | Nanjing, China
Organized Voluntary team giving environmental protection classes to elementary school students in China. Co-authored the syllabus and teaching materials focusing on Resources Preservation, Recycling, Animal Protection. Conducted post-activity advertising on the social media platforms including Weibo, WeChat, and Renren. Sept 2011-March 2013

Additional Information

Language: Mandarin(Native)                 
Interests: Voluntary Work, Basketball, Fitness, Swimming, Hiking, Cooking
Computer: STATA, R, Python, VBA, Excel, Tableau, C, LaTeX

Shi R, Yang C, Su R, et al. Weighted species sensitivity distribution method to derive site-specific quality criteria for copper in Tai Lake, China[J]. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2014, 21(22): 12968-12978. 


cost-benefit analysis
energy efficiency
excel modeling
program management


Graduation Date

May 2017

Additional Resources



Preferred Sector

Academic Institution
Business / Industry
Research Institute / Think Tank