WHO WE ARE

STUDENTS

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.

Andrea Dunchus

Fuqua Class of 2022
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Environmental Economics and Policy
Andrea hopes to use her degree to understand drivers of investment in coastal resilience projects in order to identify opportunities for collaboration between state and private actors. She is interested in the Blue Economy’s effects on coastal development against the backdrop of sea level rise.

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.

Chelsea Sloggy

Fuqua Class of 2022
Fuqua: Sustainable Entrepreneurship; Leadership and Ethics
Nicholas: Ecosystem Science and Conservation
Chelsea is interested in exploring the potential of public-private-nonprofit partnerships for sustainability and social impact. She hopes to leverage her unique background in environmental science, education, and community engagement to help organizations make decisions for good.

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.

Grace Fernandez

Fuqua Class of 2023
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
Prior to studying at Duke, Grace worked in various corporate finance roles at consumer goods companies. Grace chose to study at Duke to pivot into the energy sector, with a specific interest in renewable energy development and global energy accessibility.

Eliza Henderson

Kenan-Flagler Class of 2023
KF: Energy Finance
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
Eliza comes to the MEM/MBA program with 5+ years of experience in commercial solar and looks to expand her knowledge of the energy industry. She is committed to expanding market penetration of renewable technologies and their access to capital.

Andrew Jacobs

Fuqua Class of 2023
Fuqua: TBD
Nicholas: Coastal Environmental Management
Andrew is passionate about using business as a positive force to improve conditions for aquatic resources and fisheries. More specifically, he is interested in opportunities for innovation in the sustainable seafood/aquaculture, wetland restoration, and Blue Economy sectors.

Jonathan Peralta

Kenan-Flagler Class of 2023
KF: TBD
Nicholas: Energy & Environment
After his sales experience at Tesla, Jonathan fell in love with the battle against climate change and transitioning the world to renewables and clean tech. He hopes to transition to utility scale project development/management and tackling Latin America’s energy needs.

Grace Reynolds

Kenan-Flagler Class of 2023
KF: Sustainable Enterprise
Nicholas: Business & Environment
Grace is interested in social and environmental sustainability within fashion and apparel supply chains. Prior to grad school, Grace worked in social compliance at an apparel company, where she learned how much potential the industry has for improvement.

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