Welcome to the Nicholas School!

The Admitted Students website is designed to help new Master of Environmental Management (MEM) and Master of Forestry (MF) students at the Nicholas School of the Environment get ready to enroll in the fall and begin their academic career as a professional graduate student. It serves as a One-Stop-Shop resource for summer on-boarding. We encourage you to bookmark this page.

To navigate this site, click on the headings above to view a general overview of each topic. For additional information, hover over the heading to view the subtopics and learn more. Note: Some information at this site can only be accessed by Duke Network Identification (or NetID), which new students will receive once they confirm their plans to enroll in the fall.

We are Here for YOU!

The Nicholas School Student Services team cordially welcomes you to the Nicholas School of the Environment and Duke University communities. The Student Services team is co-located on the Durham and Duke Marine Lab Beaufort campuses. We will work with students in the MEM and MF degree programs throughout their academic career on matters related to career and professional development, course registration, graduation requirements, executive education opportunities and much more!

Learn more about our roles and responsibilities, view Student Services Team_Bios_&_Photos

Student Services Director:
Sherri Nevius, Associate Dean
Meet the Team Lead


Administrative Support
Tom Brooks, Staff Assistant
Mary Beth Magallanes, Staff Assistant
Administrative Support Bios and Photos

Enrollment, Admissions and Recruitment
Shalini Uppu, Director of Enrollment Services 

Melissa Kotacka, Assistant Director
Ashleigh Carroll, Assistant Director
Enrollment, Admissions and Recruitment Bios and Photos

Career and Professional Development and Executive Education
Allison Besch, Director 
Deanna Knighton, Assistant Director
Laura Lipps, Assistant Director, Exec Education
Moriah Carleton, Program Specialist
CPDC and Executive Education Bios and Photos

Student Administration 
Cynthia Peters, Assistant Dean
Erika Lovelace, Registrar and Associate Director
Katie Wood, Assistant Director Undergrad and Duke Marine Lab Programs
Gwendy Womble, Program Coordinator, Duke Marine Lab
Danielle Wiggins, Assistant Director, NSOE PhD Programs 
Bailee Starnes, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Melanie McIntire, Program Coordinator, Professional Masters Programs
Kelley Robbins-Thompson, Program Coordinator, DEL-MEM Program
Student Administration Bios and Photos




Nicholas School Student Services Offices

Durham, NC (main campus)
Suite A101 Levine Science Research Center
308 Research Dr.
Box 90330
Durham, NC 27708

Beaufort, NC (coastal campus)
Duke University Marine Lab
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd.
Beaufort, NC 28516