Redirecting the Flow: How Three Nicholas School Alumni are Helping Transform Portland’s Stormwater Management Program

Portland Oregon is a metropolis enmeshed in water. Bordered on the north by the great Columbia River and bisected by the Willamette River, the city provides water-related utilities to more than 600,000 residents—and protects watersheds through which 13 species of threatened or endangered salmonids migrate annually. Add in the Pacific Northwest’s trademark wet winter climate, and proper stormwater management, usually an invisible city service, could not be more critical.

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Career Matters: Happenstance: Always, Always be Open to the Unexpected

Returning to the Nicholas School as part of the Career & Professional Development Center has provided a unique opportunity to reflect on my own career and what has led me back to Duke. Family legend says that during a family trip to visit my then-freshman uncle, I declared my intention to attend Duke while exploring Duke Gardens at age five. My two-and-a-halfyear- old brother declared the same when we entered Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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