Xin Yu

Xin Yu

Career Interests

Watershed Management, Water Resources Planning and Finance, Hydrologic Modeling, Data Analysis, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Water Resources Management
Courses: Applied Differential Equations, Hydrology Modeling, Intermediate Finance, Bayesian Inference, Water Law
Bachelor of Science, June 2016
East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Major: Urban & Rural Planning and Resources Management 
Courses: Calculus I & II, Linear Algebra, Statistics and Probability, Environmental Economics, Regional Economics
Bachelor of Science, May 2016
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Major: Watershed Science Cum Laude | GPA: 3.837/4.0
Courses: Soil Physics, Land Use Hydrology, Nonpoint Source Pollution, Quantitative Reasoning, Groundwater Engineering

Professional Experience

Southeast Habitat Market Intern, Environmental Defense Fund, Raleigh, NC
Run Stream Quantification Tool (SQT) to evaluate stream restoration projects with an output of functional lift. Reviewed 15 mitigation plans and gathered 39 parameters of hydrology, hydraulics and geomorphology. Analyzed the sites variance and parameters with high weights in final SQT score statistically. Compared SQT scoring with River Basin Priority Ratio and Wilmington Compensatory Mitigation in NC. May-July 2017
Intern, Shanghai Investigation Design & Research Institute, Shanghai, China
Used Excel spreadsheets to synthesize the concentration of dissolved oxygen, nitrogen and phosphorus data and compared data to the Environmental Assessment. Presented data to project leaders to quantify aquatic and riparian habitat condition to design restoration projects. May-July 2015
Editorial Intern, Shanghai Student Post, Shanghai United Media Group, Shanghai, China
Researched articles and topics about culture and technology innovation from mainstream presses. Edited and adapted articles to communicate complex issues to English as 2nd language learners in high schools. Feb 2013-June 2014

Additional Information

Nicholas School of Environment Scholarship, Duke University | $10,000 per year, Mar 2016
Recipient of CSU Coca-Cola Water Scholars Program | $25,000 per year, Aug 2014

ArcGIS, Mathematica, MATLAB, R, Excel, Access


clean water act compliance
excel modeling
water resources management

Graduation Date

May 2018

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