WHO WE ARE

STUDENTS

Tucker Adams

Fuqua Class of 2020
Fuqua: Decision Sciences
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
Tucker’s interests are sustainability consulting and renewable energy. He hopes to utilize his data analysis experience to help companies identify strategy and operations opportunities with environmental benefits.

Stefanie Bailey

Fuqua Class of 2020
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Water Resources Management
Stefanie career interest is in agriculture and water policy. She has worked with various agriculture start ups to help understand the influencers in the value chain and develop a robust business strategy. She is a certified master gardener and is currently growing purple sweet potatoes and tropical fruit in her garden.

Verónica Cortés

Fuqua Class of 2020
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment

Emily Davenport

Fuqua Class of 2020
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
Emily is interested in furthering the energy transformation by using venture capital to finance novel cleantech solutions. Her background is in mechanical engineering for energy storage systems.

Bryan David

Kenan-Flagler Class of 2020
KF: Sustainable Enterprise/Finance
Nicholas: Water Resources Management
Bryan is interested in promoting the adoption of market incentives for water conservation & efficiency measures, particularly in large-scale agriculture. He hopes to use environmental indicators in innovative financial structures to reduce risk to investors and scale projects.

Regan Fink

Fuqua Class of 2020
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & the Environment
Regan is passionate about making the business case for clean energy and sustainability. After previously working in ecotourism and environmental policy/ advocacy, she is excited to pivot to the corporate side to make large-scale impacts.

Joseph Hodges

Fuqua Class of 2020
Fuqua: Strategy and Energy & Environment
Nicholas: Business & Environment
Joseph’s work focuses on the intersections of Corporate Strategy and Corporate Sustainability, helping companies integrate the environment into their core business models. Prior to school, he worked at Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy practice.

Hannah Kelley-Bell

Kenan-Flagler Class of 2020
KF: Energy
Nicholas: Business and Environment
Hannah has a background in fisheries and small business financing. She is interested in innovative product development and strategy to create high environmental impact.

Caryn Laska

Fuqua Class of 2020
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
Caryn’s interests lie in energy and agriculture sustainability. Her experience supporting technology implementation projects at US electric and gas utilities companies kick started her pursuit for innovation in energy models that support efficient agricultural development.

Caitlin Maggio

Fuqua Class of 2020
Fuqua: Strategy
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
Caitlin is interested in business development, strategy and venture capital. She has a background in energy and sustainability and desires to support companies transition to more sustainable business practices and cleaner energy.

Alex Marchyshyn

Fuqua Class of 2020
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Business & Environment
Alex is interested in sustainable apparel supply chains. While at Fuqua, she has interned at both Nike and Verizon in their sustainability departments. She is also a CASE Fellow. Prior to school, Alex worked for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

Chris Meyer

Kenan-Flagler Class of 2020
KF: Corporate Finance
Nicholas: Water Resources Management
Chris is passionate about finding financing solutions for companies in the water sector. He is interested in investment banking with for firms with a focus on three trends in water: water quality, water scarcity, and aging infrastructure.

Adam Mushnick

Kenan-Flagler Class of 2020
KF: Health Care
Nicholas: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health
Adam is interested in working in research and development strategy for life sciences firms. He is changing his career from wealth management and spent his last summer as a Health Scientist Intern practicing risk assessment consulting and researching health advisories for Perfluoroalkyls.

Megan Parker

Fuqua Class of 2020
Fuqua: Strategy
Nicholas: Business & Environment
Megan plans to pursue a career in corporate sustainability to integrate sustainability into business strategy and operations. She has a background in environmental consulting, where she developed strategy, program design, and evaluation experience.

Tim Singer

Kenan-Flagler Class of 2020
KF: Energy, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
Tim is passionate about a career dedicated to fighting anthropogenic climate change at the source. His goal is to curb global emissions through the finance, development, and implementation of renewable energy infrastructure, emerging technologies, and holistic decarbonization solutions.

Andrew Slaughter

Kenan-Flagler Class of 2020
KF: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
Andrew is interested in the intersection of renewable energy technology and entrepreneurship. He plans to use this intersection to create decentralized energy solutions and work towards the democratization of energy generation and distribution.

Lisa Sundeen

Fuqua Class of 2020
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Environmental Economics & Policy
Lisa is interested in renewable energy integration into today’s electricity grid. Specifically, Lisa would like to explore blockchain applications that could facilitate the transition to a low-carbon future.

Jay Vitha

Fuqua Class of 2020
Fuqua: Energy Finance
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
Jay is interested in energy finance and hopes to create more efficient markets for both traditional and renewable energy sources. Prior to school, Jay worked in physical commodities operations in the financial services industry.

Sarah Vondracek

Kenan-Flagler Class of 2020
KF: Management Consulting; Energy
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
Sarah is interested in developing business models for renewable energy, energy storage, and grid modernization technology integration. She has a background in project management and environmental compliance at electrical generation facilities.

Hunter Bowman

Fuqua Class of 2021
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: MF, Forestry
Hunter is a Master of Forestry/MBA candidate that has 5 years of experience in field forestry, land management, and wildland fire. His interests include monetizing non-timber forest products, production forestry, and restoring longleaf pine.

Katie Davis

Fuqua Class of 2021
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
MEM/MBA Club Social Chair
Katie is interested in grid infrastructure transformation with renewable and DER integration. Her background is in operations and project management. She hopes to combine her industry experience and decision analysis coursework for energy portfolio planning.

Davis Guebert

Fuqua Class of 2021
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
MEM/MBA Club Finance Chair
Davis is passionate about renewable energy project development and management. He intends to explore energy projects with solar and wind to creatively navigate solutions to help accelerate our renewable energy transition.

Molly Johnson

Kenan-Flagler Class of 2021
KF: Sustainable Enterprise and Operations
Nicholas: Business and Environment
Molly plans to work with communities and companies to reduce the amount of waste created. With a background in operations, she has gained the ability to keep the larger picture in mind while understanding how changes in a value chain create impact.

Panayiotis Koutsogeorgas

Fuqua Class of 2021
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
Panayiotis is interested in the project management and development of renewable energy sites. He wants to use his background in process analysis and project management to help lead the sustainable energy transition.

Chris Lazinski

Fuqua Class of 2021
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
MEM/MBA Club Co-president
Chris is interested in the financing and deployment of renewable energy projects, energy storage solutions, and electric vehicle infrastructure. He believes a career in one of these areas will help accelerate the world to a sustainable energy future.

Cheryl Lee

Fuqua Class of 2021
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment MEM/MBA Club Community Chair
Cheryl is interested in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and renewable project development. She is passionate about the intersection between engineering, business, and environmental conservation within the energy infrastructure.

Shannon Parker

Fuqua Class of 2021
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Business & Environment
MEM/MBA Club Co-president
Shannon’s passions lie at the intersection of operational efficiency and responsible business. With a background in global operations in the pharmaceutical industry, she is interested in developing efficient, ethical, and environmentally sustainable supply chains in the future.

Zoe Ripecky

Fuqua Class of 2021
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
Zoe is interested in a career focused on transforming the energy system to incorporate renewables, distributed resources, and other new technologies. Prior to school, Zoe worked for a DC-based solar energy non-profit and in Ukraine’s energy sector as a Fulbright Fellow.

Evan Scofield

Kenan-Flagler Class of 2021
KF: Sustainable Enterprise
Nicholas: MF, Forestry
Evan’s interests include sustainable forest management and impact entrepreneurship. With a background in the outdoor industry and a love for wild spaces, Evan seeks to use private enterprise to drive ecological initiatives.

Shira Weintraub

Fuqua Class of 2021
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Business & Environment
MEM/MBA Club Alumni Chair
Shira is interested in corporate sustainability and helping companies integrate environmental criteria into business decision making. She has a background in environmental technology, where she developed strategy and project management experience.

Alex Bennett

Fuqua Class of 2022
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Business & Environment
MEM/MBA Club Alumni Chair
Bennett’s passion is the intersection of corporate sustainability and operations management. Her background is as a Peace Corps Philippines Volunteer, where she managed environmental projects on a community level.

Amanda Braun

Kenan-Flagler Class of 2022
KF: TBD
Nicholas: Water Resource Management
Amanda is interested in mitigating climate change impacts on water systems and natural resource management. She developed strengths in business development, communication, and stakeholder engagement through roles in travel, technology, and international development in the US and abroad.

Aaron Cappelli

Kenan-Flagler Class of 2022
KF: Marketing; Entrepreneurship
Nicholas: Business & Environment
Aaron is interested in the innovative margins of food, water, and agriculture. Before coming to graduate school, he served four years as an Army officer in Alaska, and spent two years managing remote Alaska Native utility systems.

Will Foster

Fuqua Class of 2022
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
MEM/MBA Club Communications Chair
Will is interested in developing renewable energy projects. His background is in environmental consulting for electrical utilities, and he hopes to use his experience and education from Duke to increase environmental awareness during project development.

Dan Gadigian

Fuqua Class of 2022
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Business & Environment
Dan in interested discovering, funding and implementing emerging sustainability technology solutions. Prior to Duke, he worked in private equity and as an entrepreneur.

Akash Gulati

Fuqua Class of 2022
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
MEM/MBA Club Career Chair
Akash is interested in energy sustainability and applying his industrial experience to accelerate the energy transition. He has a background in engineering where he developed organizational change, risk evaluation and project management experience.

Liz Harvell

Kenan-Flagler Class of 2022
KF: TBD
Nicholas: Business and Environment
Liz is interested in sustainable supply chain management. With a background in communications and environmental finance, Liz hopes to help businesses find success in the triple bottom line through sound financial policy and communications.

Cameron Hawkins

Fuqua Class of 2022
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Business & Environment
MEM/MBA Club Career Chair
Cameron is passionate about using business as a force for good. She is excited to pivot from the non-profit to private sector to help organizations incorporate sustainability into their business strategy and operations. She is also interested in the transition to a circular economy and using new business models.

Meagan Klebanoff

Fuqua Class of 2022
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
MEM/MBA Club Prospective Student Chair
Meagan is passionate about the intersection of business and the environment. She is interested in helping organizations address energy, climate, and environmental challenges through innovative business and investment strategies.

Sonia Nelson

Fuqua Class of 2022
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Business & Environment
Sonia is interested in a career focused on building sustainable business models, managing ESG risks as well as crafting climate mitigation and adaptation strategies for private sector organizations. Prior to school, she worked as a financial risk consultant at KPMG.

Chris Onorato

Fuqua Class of 2022
Fuqua: Energy & Environment
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
Chris is interested in using the sector and business expertise he learns through the MEM/MBA program to develop new clean power projects in Latin America to address regional issues regarding energy access and the renewable energy transition. Chris has a background in investment banking.

Emily Perry

Fuqua Class of 2022
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
Emily hopes to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. Utilizing her background in science, law, and bioethics, she is interested in helping organizations finance renewable energy and sustainability projects and develop effective corporate sustainability strategies.

Will Slap

Fuqua Class of 2022
Fuqua: Marketing & Strategy
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
Prior to Duke, Will worked in the executive producers’ units of film and television. Will chose Duke in order to pivot into the cleantech and renewables development, and wants to apply his storytelling and analytics background to support the coming changes to the energy sector.

Nicolas Villar

Fuqua Class of 2022
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
Nicolas is interested in the intersection of energy and business. Before coming to Duke, he designed and analyzed over 2 GW of renewable energy projects, mostly in Chile with Mainstream Renewable Power.

Lily Wherry

Fuqua Class of 2022
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Business & Environment
Lily’s interests include sustainable food and agriculture systems, food sovereignty and justice, circular-economy packaging, and the intersection of environmental impact and corporate supply chains. Before Duke, Lily worked with the City of Los Angeles on recycling initiatives.

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