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Erika Hansen

Erika Hansen

Students for Sustainable Living Assistant

Duke University

Duke MEM candidate interested in sustainable agriculture & environmental education





Wegmans Food Markets

Front-End Cashier

• Worked throughout the year during high school and during breaks through college
• Assisted customers with groceries, answer questions and problem solve
• Consistently exceeded the store goal for their IPM (Items Per Minute) measure
• Invariably received excellent managerial reviews
• Highest grossing store in the company

Career medium 03
Career medium 02

Duke University

Students for Sustainable Living Assistant

• Participated in the Students for Sustainable Living student group as a member of the Outreach Team as well as the overall program assistant.
• Planned and organized the Duke Student Environmental Leaders Summit in October 2013 for students and staff to collaborate about sustainability initiatives at Duke.
• Assisted with Green Devil Smackdown Kickoff event held at Cameron Stadium, including interactive and educational games focused on sustainability at Duke.
• Worked with the Outreach Team to create a Facebook group that facilitates collaboration between sustainability-focused student groups.
• Created a system of liaisons between SSL Outreach and student organizations to maximize effectiveness of initiatives.
• Placed Duke-sanctioned sustainability signs in campus buildings.


Virginia Tech Office of Energy and Sustainability

Sustainability Portal Project Manager

• Managed and delegated tasks to group of 5 students
• Transformed the existing VT sustainability webpage into a dynamic web portal
• Learned and worked within the university's web content management system, Ensemble CMS
• Attended numerous trainings from the Faculty Development Institute on Adobe Dreamweaver and Ensemble CMS
• Collaborated with university-wide stakeholders from Virginia Tech
• Developed a strategic plan for site development

Career medium 04
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Virginia Tech Sustainable Food Corps

Student Garden Co-Manager

• Maintained one acre organic garden on university property
• Practiced sustainable agriculture techniques such as companion planting, crop rotations, low and no till, drip irrigation, farmscaping, and organic pest management
• Oversaw garden workdays twice per week
• Coordinated volunteers and produce donation to local food pantry
• Wrote grant proposal to VT for project funding


Bard College

C2C Fellow

• C2C Fellows is a national network for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to sustainability leadership in politics and business
• Attended overnight training workshop in Boulder, CO in Feb 2013
• Covered communication, entrepreneurship, environmental and climate science, media, raising capital, and other critical topics in working meetings
• C2C: Campus to Congress, to Capitol, to City Hall, and to Corporation

Career medium 05
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Town of Blacksburg Planning Department

Undergraduate Intern

• Researched open air dining regulations and compiled reference book
• Updated Blacksburg open air dining regulations
• Created apartment complex database and wrote staff reports
• Attended consulting meetings, town work sessions, and hearings


Virginia Tech Office of Energy and Sustainability

Sustainability Portal Intern

• Collected, sorted, formatted and edited information about sustainability initiatives
• Utilized Ensemble CMS to create website released to the public Nov 2011

Career medium 05

Cascina Dei Frutase

Farm Intern

• Worked on a family-owned agritourism farm through the WWOOF program for 1 month
• Responsible for daily activities on the farm including: care of animals, weeding, planting, harvesting, hay production, and more
• Gained knowledge about sustainable farming, Italian language and culture


U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division

Undergraduate Intern

• Checked citations, filed cases and proofread case documents for section leaders
• Performed research for open cases regarding breaches in environmental policy
• Introduced to and utilized Westlaw, Sanction, Concordance, and CaseMap software

Career medium 03

Duke University

Master of Environmental Management, Environmental Economics and Policy, Certificate in Community Based Environmental Management

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Bachelor of Science (BS), Environmental Policy and Planning; Minor, Environmental Economics

Virginia Tech Center for European Studies and Architecture (CESA)

Program: Science, Politics, and Culture of Sustainability

Oakton High School