About Us

The Duke Conservation Society is a student group focusing on contemporary conservation issues and solutions. We cover a variety of fields and explore multiple forms of conservation including wildlife, land trusts, market-based, community-based, and policy-based among others. Our vision is to provide a resource for students and future conservationists in finding solutions to our natural world’s most pressing problems.

Mission:

  1. Enhance students’ understanding of the various scientific, political, economic and managerial tools available to address conservation issues
  2. Facilitate collaborations amongst undergraduates, MEM & PhD students of the Nicholas school on conservation related projects and analysis
  3. Provide opportunities for professional development in terms of networking with professionals, seminars and talks from guest speakers and career resources and advice.

DCS 2017 -2018 Leadership:

Faculty Sponsor
Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology

Executive Board Members
Shane O’Neal – President
James MacCarthy – Treasurer
Gina Daniel – Secretary
Madeleine McMillan – Event Coordinator
Amalia Alberini – International Representative
Chase Nunez – PhD Representative

DCS 2016 -2017 Leadership:

Faculty Sponsor
Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology

Executive Board Members
David Grace – President
Emily Mills – Treasurer
Eva Drinkhouse – Event Coordinator
Congjie Nancy Shi– Event Coordinator
Nathan Walker – Event Coordinator
Priya Ranganathan – International Representative
Chase Nunez- PhD Representative
Madeleine McMillan- Secretary
Shane O’Neal- First Year Representative

DCS 2015 -2016 Leadership:

Faculty Sponsor
Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology

Executive Board Members
Trisha Gopalakrishna – President
Erin Vining – Secretary
Meredith Wojick & Sara Mason – Events Coordinator
Yiyun Gu – International Representative
Chase Nunez – PhD Representative

DCS 2014 -2015 Leadership:

Faculty Sponsor
Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology

Executive Board Members
Erika Zambello – Co-President
Emily Blanchard – Co-President
Jianyu Wu – Outreach Coordinator
Ian Markham – Networking and Careers Chair
Emily Chapin – Event Coordinator
Charlene Wu – Event Coordinator
PhD Liaison – Ryan Huang
PhD Liaison – Danica Schaffer-Smith

DCS 2012-2013 Leadership:

Faculty Sponsor
Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology

Executive Board Members
Joe Lemeris – President
Alison Huyett – VP Operations
Christy Ihlo – VP Programs
Andrew Whelan – External Affairs Chair
Jennifer Moore – Research Chair
Lindsey Desmul – Activities Chair

Partners:
Triangle Society for Conservation Biology (TSCB) – promoting inter-institutional cooperation in the Research Triangle.

Founded in 2011 by:
Stephanie Roe, Sam Baraso, Emily Myron, June Reyes, Cooper Rosin, Sanjyot Sangodkar

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