Denise

McGuigan

MAS '17

Sustainability Coordinator

Rivanna Natural Designs

I recently moved to Richmond after completing my Master's Degree in Environmental Sustainability at Wake Forest University. My degree has taught me to consider the world holistically, and I plan to carry this mindset with me both personally and professionally.

I recently began working at Rivanna Natural Designs, a wonderful B Corp in Richmond focused on created sustainably sourced award plaques. My overall goals are to track and reduce carbon emissions, water usage, energy, and waste, while reducing our overall impact as a manufacturing business.

I am always open to meeting locals in Richmond interested in the environment, sustainability, nature, or just having a fun conversation about life.

EDUCATION

Pursuing a MA in Sustainability at Wake Forest University (2019 – 2020)


B.A. in Biology at Wake Forest University (2014 – 2018)

EXPERIENCE

Fellow
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Jul 2019 – Present

Environmental Programs Assistant (PTRC), CTNC AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps
Jul 2018 – Jun 2019

Waste Reduction Intern
Wake Forest University Office of Sustainability
Jan 2018 – Aug 2018

Student Assistant
Wake Forest University Music Department
Aug 2014 – Aug 2018

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