Meet the 2024 Duke U Energy Conference co-chairs

Each Fall, Fuqua hosts the annual Duke University Energy Conference, an event that draws more than 500 students, alumni, and industry professionals to campus to talk about trends and key issues in the energy sector. Planning this high-visibility event is no small undertaking, and takes an incredible team of students. This year’s co-chairs, Uzo Biosah […]

Sustainability on the Seas: Karina Spiegel (MEM/MBA ‘12) on creating a sustainable future for Carnival

Karina Hilton Spiegel

Karina Hilton Spiegel graduated in 2012 from Duke with a dual degree MBA (with a focus in Strategy and Energy & Environment) and Master’s of Environmental Management (with a focus in Environmental Economics & Policy). Growing up, Karina has always been passionate about making a difference in the environment. After graduation, she began working as […]

Jennifer Chin (MEM/MBA ’12) champions innovation projects at The Nature Conservancy

Jennifer Chin

Jennifer Chin (MEM/MBA Class of 2012) recently joined The Nature Conservancy in New York as Director of Conservation Innovation. Five months in, she has embraced an exciting new opportunity to help change the way conservation efforts are conducted. We caught up with Jennifer to get her thoughts about her journey. How did you first get […]

José Ceballos (MBA ’15) reflects on transforming Mexico’s energy system

Jose Ceballos

José Ceballos graduated with an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in 2015. After graduation, he joined Accenture Strategy in Mexico City as a Strategy Consultant in the energy practice, bringing a business focus as an analyst to projects, and leading client relationships. For José, working in the energy practice has been an […]

Sustainability at Land O’ Lakes: Q&A with Jessica Wingert (MBA ‘14)

Jessica Wingert

When Jessica Wingert came to Fuqua for her MBA (Class of 2014), she knew from the outset that she wanted to transition into a corporate sustainability career after graduation.  Through diligent networking, she landed a position as the first Sustainability Manager for Land O’ Lakes.  Now, she runs the company’s sustainability programs for facilities and […]

Jack Beutell (MEM/MBA ’14) reflects on entrepreneurship & sustainable agriculture

Jack Beutell

After graduating from Duke’s 3-year Master’s of Environmental Management/MBA joint degree program in 2014, Jack Beuttell followed his passion for entrepreneurship and sustainable agriculture.  He is now the CEO of Kunoa Cattle Company, a vertically integrated, regenerative cattle company co-founded by Jack and several partners in Hawaii.  Like most entrepreneurs, Jack does a little bit […]

Mattox Hall (MEM/MBA ’16) carves out a renewable energy career with Vestas

Mattox Hall

When Mattox Hall graduated from Duke’s 3-year Master’s of Environmental Management/MBA joint degree program with a focus on Energy & Environment, he knew he wanted to work in the power sector.  After weighing options, he decided to join the wind energy company Vestas in Portland, Oregon, where he now works in its Strategy & Market […]

Diana Rowe reflects on her energy-focused experience at Fuqua and her role at BASF

Diana Rowe

Alumna Diana Rowe graduated from Fuqua in 2016 with a Daytime MBA and a Master’s of Environmental Management in Duke’s 3-year MEM/MBA joint degree program.  She had a strong focus on energy while at Duke, including serving as Co-President of the MBA Energy Club and helping coordinate the school’s inaugural Energy in Emerging Markets Case […]

Advancing a more sustainable energy industry: Alumna Liz Turnbull shares her work at PG&E

Liz Turnbull

Elizabeth (Liedel) Turnbull graduated from Duke’s 3-year MBA/Master of Environmental Management joint degree program in 2011. Since then, she has worked for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, California’s largest investor-owned utility. Passionate about environmental and social responsibility, Liz started with PG&E in their Corporate Sustainability department. Today, she works in the Office of the Vice […]

Alumna Jana Holt discusses the challenges and rewards of a career in sustainability consulting

Jana Holt

When Jana Holt graduated from Duke’s business and environment MEM/MBA joint degree program in 2013, she took her passion for business and environment to Context, a boutique sustainability consultancy with offices in New York, London, and Los Angeles. Jana is now a Client Director with the firm, where she works with clients including JetBlue, Morgan […]