Yinuo Zhang

Yinuo Zhang

Career Interests

Environmental Consulting; Environmental Entrepreneurship; Environmental Financing; Environmental Technologies;
Employment Sought:


Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Water Resources Management
Certificate: Environmental Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Program Relevant courses: Applied Data Analysis (R-studio); Water Resources Planning & Management;
Bachelor of Arts, May 2017
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Major(s): Environmental Studies & Chemistry

Professional Experience

Event Planner, Blueprint, Duke Conservation Technology, Duke University, Durham, NC  
Designed theme, reached out to sponsors, searched for mentors, and booked venue for the Duke Blueprint 2018 focusing on the ideation of innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental issues such as big data, citizen science, and ecosystem stabilization. Fall 2017 - current
Research Assistant, Dr. Robert Thompson, Department of Chemistry, Oberlin, OH  
Practiced analytical chemistry skills by solving one crime case selected from Professor Robert Q. Thompson’s forensic analytical chemistry laboratory manual; Validated the experiment before manual publication. Determined total amount of arsenic and fractions of inorganic and organic arsenic in commercial rice cakes and rice cereals using factorial design method. January 2016 – May 2017
Living Machine Operator, Department of Environmental Studies, Oberlin, OH
Examined water quality for college eco-wastewater treatment system, and Plum Creek, the stream that drains Oberlin’s watershed, with techniques involving ionic chromatography, BOD, fecal coliform tests, ion selective electrode measurements of ammonium. Performed weekly YSI calibration at Oberlin Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure accurate data entries. May 2016 – May 2017
Data Operationist, Department of Environmental Studies, Oberlin, OH
Analyzed and assessed data quality and accuracy in the real-time data monitoring systems for the building that includes information gathered from over 100 sensors that monitor all aspects of systems function including all water flows and all electrical circuits. Helped to prepare the fund-raising video to win $50,000 from the Kimberly-Clark Professional & AASHE Sustainable Campus Competition. May 2016 – September 2017
LIVE Water Quality Project Manager Internship, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Moreland Hills, OH  
Trained on STEPL modeling program and ran model with appropriate BMPs selected to estimate nutrient and sediment loads for sub-watersheds in northern Ohio. Winter 2016
Additional Experience Internship, Foresight Design Initiative, Chicago, IL
Learned system analysis methodology and applied the framework to in-depth histories and case studies with an emphasis on food, business and resources in Northeast Ohio. Collaborated with five other interns and designed curriculum for a summer high school camp with the theme of sustainability. Winter 2015

Additional Information

CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Reward, 2014 Granted by Oberlin Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement in chemistry at Oberlin College
Piano Master Class Oberlin Conservatory, Fall 2013 – Spring 2015 Placed into faculty-taught lessons with pianist Sanford Margolis through competitive audition


project management
water resources management

Graduation Date

May 2019

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Preferred Sector

Academic Institution
Business / Industry
Entrepreneur / Start-up
Research Institute / Think Tank
State / Local Government