Colyer Woolston

Colyer Woolston is currently pursuing the Master of Environmental Management (MEM) degree at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment with a concentration in Coastal Environmental Management. After graduating from Hamilton College in May of 2014 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and minors in Geosciences and Comparative Literature, Colyer pursued numerous internships in state and federal government as well as with nonprofits, acquiring experience in environmental management, policy, and conservation. At the Nicholas School, in his first year, Colyer was a research assistant with Duke’s Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab where he performed a literature review on the movements of migratory fish species. Additionally, Colyer holds leadership positions in the Ocean Policy Working Group (OPWG) and DukeFish, the Duke University Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Colyer is primarily interested in international marine conservation and the collaboration of nations, NGOs, and local communities in finding common ground solutions to better manage ecologically important species and habitats.


B.A., Environmental Studies, minors in Geosciences and Comparative Literature, Hamilton College, 2014