Taylor R. Pfeiffer

Taylor R. Pfeiffer

Career Interests

Conservation, Tropical Agriculture, Sustainable Supply Chains, Sustainability Reporting & Certification
Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Ecosystem Science and Conservation
Certificate: Environmental Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Coursework: Community-Based Environmental Management, Environmental Mega-Trends, Big Cats Decline in Africa and Asia, Applied Statistics for the Environmental Sciences
 
Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, May 2015
University of Richmond (UR), Richmond, VA
Major(s): Biology and Environmental Studies 
GPA: 3.75
Honors: The Phi Beta Kappa Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society School for Field Studies Fall 2013
 
Costa Rica Study Abroad/Fieldwork, Center for Sustainable Development Studies
Coursework: Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Development, Costa Rican Culture
Directed Research Project: The effect of weight, aerodynamics, and dominance on hummingbird interactions
Skills: species identification, GPS, GIS, bird handling, research presentation to international audiences
 
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Fall 2016 Richmond, VA
Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) Adult Education Course
8-week course on water quality issues of the Chesapeake Bay followed by 40 hours of community service

Professional Experience

Environmental Project Manager, Dominion Due Diligence Group (D3G), Midlothian, VA
Helped to secure funding for housing and healthcare development projects by completing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) National Environmental Policy Act compliance documentation, which consisted of site inspections, site-related research and interviews, regulation interpretation, and federal agency correspondence. June 2015-August 2017
 
Intern, Environmental Impact Review, Watershed Management & Monitoring, Baltimore County Environmental Protection and Sustainability, Towson, MD
Enhanced research skills by updating the county’s database of easements and mitigation banks. Acquired GPS, species identification, and wetlands delineations skills by conducting species surveys and environmental impact assessments. Developed communication and interpretation skills while responding to public requests for information regarding stormwater remediation policies.  Summer 2013, Summer 2014
 
Weekly Volunteer, BaltimOrganic Farm, Monkton, MD
Promoted a healthier community and more sustainable food system by planting, harvesting, and distributing crops to Community Supported Agriculture members. Summer 2014

Additional Information

Skills: environmental impact assessment & report writing, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), R software Conference
 
Presentations:
“Branching Out: How Virginia Can Use Agroforestry to Combat Biodiversity Loss” Spring 2015 Richmond, VA Richmond, VA
• Presented to the Virginia Climate and Resiliency Commission, UR’s Symposium: Nature, Virginia’s Economy, and the Climate Threat
 
“Greeks Going Green” Fall 2014 Washington, D.C.
• Facilitated an interactive workshop, American University’s Student Environmental Educator’s Discussion Student Groups: Duke Conservation Society, Working Group for the Environment in Latin America

Skills

community-based management
ecology
environmental compliance
project management
sustainability

Graduation Date

May 2019

Languages

Spanish

Preferred Location

International
Mid-Atlantic
Northeast
Southeast
West

Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Consulting
Entrepreneur / Start-up
Federal Government
Non-profit / NGO