Environment Hall

Duke Environment Ambassadors

Being Nicholas School students means we’re passionate about the environment. Whether PhDs, MEMs, or undergraduates, the Duke Environment Ambassadors take that passion and translate it into words, photos and videos. Our team works together and individually to open a window on the Nicholas School and the environmental world.

Meet the Duke Environment Ambassadors:

Dieynabou Barry

Dieynabou Barry, Reclamation: Taking Up SpaceMasters of Environmental Management ’19 – GEC

In Reclamation: Taking Up Space, Dieynabou will write about her experience at the Nicholas School as she carves out a place for her passions and interests in diversity, equity, and inclusion, international development, and social justice in the environmental field.


Christine GerbodeChristine Gerbode, Between the Lines, Masters of Environmental Management ’19 – EEP

In Between the Lines, Christine seeks to tell human stories at the intersection of environmental science, policy, and economics.


Sarah LoftusSarah Loftus, Fuel for ThoughtPhD – ENV program, Year 5

In Fuel for Thought, Sarah muses on the fields of sustainability and energy from environmental, scientific and engineering perspectives, and shares her experiences as a graduate student in the Nicholas School.


Megan OssmannMegan Ossmann, A Day in the Wildlife, Masters of Environmental Management ’19 – ESC

In A Day in the Wildlife, Megan discusses the latest news in the world of wildlife conservation and highlights graduate student life at the Nicholas School.


Natalie RodriguezAllie Rauch, Blue Devil Food for Thought Environmental Sciences and Policy  major, T’20

In Blue Devil Food for Thought, Allie seeks to explore all angles of student life as an undergraduate at Duke and in the Nicholas School, considering everything from classes/programs and internships all the way to Duke basketball, extracurriculars and eating at Duke.


Natalie RodriguezNatalie Rodriguez, Durham, Beaufort & Beyond, Masters of Environmental Management ’20 – CEM

In Durham, Beaufort & Beyond, Natalie explores the aspects of graduate student life that are not purely academic. From weekend beach trips to Beaufort to exploring downtown Durham, time spent at the Nicholas School may not feel like school at all.


Savannah VolkoffSavannah Volkoff , Defining Duke Environment, PhD — EPEH, Year 4

In Defining Duke Environment, Savannah will introduce you to cutting-edge research and technology developed by Duke Environment faculty, students and staff. It will also feature profiles of PhD and MEM students to introduce you to the diversity of and opportunities within the Duke Environment community.



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