Event Rewind: Duke Environment Club Kickoff Party at Kupros!

On October 4, 2017, we officially convened the Duke Environment Club of Sacramento!

Gathering at Kupros Crafthouse in Midtown Sacramento, local MEM and PhD alumni of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University were joined by fellow graduates from Duke LawDuke Pratt School, Duke Sanford SchoolYale School of Forestry & Environmental StudiesUC DavisUC BerkeleyCornell, and other environmental, engineering, and policy programs.

California has always been a destination for environmental careers and a world leader in environmental policy and action — and so much of this is driven by what happens in Sacramento, in the State Capitol and at the state agencies. So it’s long overdue that we create a local network for Nicholas School alumni and students to reach out to and find community with — replicating the amazing camaraderie we all found at the Nicholas School, while connecting with the many vibrant environmental professionals already here in the Capital Region.

Credit is owed to Max Leung PhD ’12 for leading the charge for founding our alumni group, and Neil Matouka MEM ’15 for bringing structure and energy to launch our new network. And once again, our thanks to the always amazing Glenda Lee and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations for the encouragement and seed grant for us to host this debut happy hour.

We may have kicked off the idea, but this community is here for all of us to grow — for our calling as environmental professionals, for our service to California’s Capital Region, and for our role as mentors to future Duke Environment graduates. 

Here’s to great memories, friendships, and collaborations ahead. Go #SacGreenDevils! 

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Ben Young Landis MEM ’09

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