During her time at the Nicholas School, Eleanor Johnstone MEM’17 has studied public transportation and urban energy efficiency in two of the largest cities in the American West. She arrived at this juncture by way of the Maldives, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal.
Joel Dunn MEM/MPP’04, president and CEO of the Chesapeake Conservancy, shares the unconventional path that helped him channel his passion for the environment into a career dedicated to conservation—and the importance of the Nicholas School in getting him here. Follow Joel’s journey—and his hairline—in his own words.
The seeds of the consulting business Sustainable Stables were sown while Clay Nelson MEM ’08 and Lynnette Batt MEM ’08 were in their second year of study in the Nicholas School’s Master of Environmental Management program.
Andy Read, Stephen A. Toth Professor of Marine Biology, took over as director of the Duke University Marine Lab this past summer. Dukenvironment recently caught up with Read and asked him to tell us what new programs and projects we can expect the Nicholas School’s coastal campus to tackle.
On the night of Nov. 8, 2016, I, like many of you, watched as the results of the U.S. presidential election ushered in a new era of environmental denial and backsliding in our political landscape. The apprehension I felt about the future of our field, our nation and our planet was palpable.
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