About Us


389133_10100281520702601_906047347_nKimberly Hill is a second year graduate student studying environmental management as it relates to corporate social and environmental responsibility and sustainable agriculture at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Prior to coming to Duke, she worked as a Middle East, Russia, and former Soviet Union analyst with the US Navy. However, she always felt a need to reconnect with the US food economy, so she left to work on a farm for six months before coming to Duke. Kimberly is very interested in making business practices more environmentally and socially sustainable and has a special place in her heart for agriculture and international work. After graduation, Kimberly wants to work in either sustainable sourcing of agricultural products or in third-party standards development for extractive industries.  Kim can be reached by e-mail at kmh74@duke.edu.

Harry Zhang

Harry (Yiduo) Zhang is a Master of Environmental Management (MEM 2014) student at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University.  He received his BS in environmental science  at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. His current concentration of study is ecosystem sciences and conservation with a primary focus on GIS analysis. He worked with Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina (FCNC) as a landscape conservation intern in summer 2013, during which he finished a GIS based landscape conservation plan of a three-county study area for FCNC. He is also interested in sustainable food systems, which motivated him to work with Resourceful Communities and base his Master’s Project on food accessibility issues in northeast North Carolina. He seeks a career in the environmental consulting industry with an emphasis on geospatial analysis and technology. Harry can be reached at yiduo.zhang@duke.edu or (919) 597-0173.

Our Advisor

Dr. Chantal Reid is an Assistant Professor of the Practice and Biology in the Department of Biology. As a physiological ecologist, her primary interests are to understand how environmental stresses on leaf gas exchange and plant carbon allocation control carbon gain, plant growth and reproduction. Her research focuses on environmental factors likely to be affected by global change, particularly direct effect of carbon dioxide (CO2) and tropospheric ozone (O3) on physiology, and indirect effects on species interactions and distribution. My current research addresses two topics: i) the effects of environmental stress, including elevated CO2, on stomatal function, plant growth, and carbon allocation, and ii) controls on establishment of an invading species. For more information on Dr. Reid’s research, please see her homepage.