Interns & Fellows

Natural Capitalism Solutions has a well-established internship and fellowship program. We are proud to have educated so many gifted individuals and look forward to working with them all as peers for years to come. Read about our current interns and fellows below, click here to find out how you can join our intern program, and click here to read about the amazing intern alumni we have had work with us in the past.

Collin Marshall (Sustainability Implementation Internship)collin bio

Collin is originally from Durham, North Carolina and a recent transplant to Colorado. During his tenure at Appalachian State, Collin became interested in sustainability and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Appropriate Technology. While at Appalachian State, the Director of Sustainability, Ged Moody, mentored Collin towards his goal of becoming a sustainability professional in higher education. Upon finishing his undergraduate degree, Collin chose to expand his sustainability perspective and pursue a Master’s degree in Sustainability Solutions at Arizona State University. During his time at Arizona State, Collin worked with multiple professional clients to form strategic sustainability plans and assessment reports in the effort of cultivating more sustainable business models. It was apparent that many organizations that were not measuring a particular sustainability impact were also failing to effectively measure their sustainability as a whole. Therefore, Collin specialized in developing critical competencies in quantifying sustainability impacts using techniques and tools such as life cycle assessments, greenhouse gas emissions inventories, graphic information systems, and industrial ecology.

Meryl Compton (Sustainability Implementation Internship)meryl compton- headshot

Meryl is from Boulder, Colorado, where she grew up camping, skiing, hiking, and exploring the mountains, and where she developed her passion for the natural world. She is currently a rising junior pursuing a degree in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at Colorado State University, and previously attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota before transferring to Colorado State. She has been an active member of both the Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, and College Democrats clubs; she also played water polo for Macalester, and was on the club swimming and triathlon teams at Colorado State. She hopes to pursue a career in environmental economics and policy, and is interested in strategizing ways for communities, businesses, and industries to develop sustainably and efficiently. Outside of school, she trains and competes in dressage, and has worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor for almost five years. In the future, she looks forward to traveling as much as possible, and continuing to learn how we can fundamentally shift global society towards resilience and sustainability.

Kendall Kraus (Sustainability Implementation Internship)pic

Kendall Kraus completed her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College in Environmental Studies with a focus on Sustainability. While at Dartmouth, Kendall played 4 years on the Women’s Soccer Team and received the Lucinda Fernald award for leadership as captain her senior year. Kendall’s love for the outdoors started in her backyard in southern California and grew through visits to Sierra Nevada’s and most recently the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire and Vermont. Kendall has experience working for Life Technologies, Source Intelligence, and the City of Carlsbad where she completed projects on sustainability, conflict minerals, and wildlife management. She hopes to continue working in the environmental field and complete an advanced graduate degree to pursue a career in academia.

 Mia Lynch (Sustainability Implementation Internship)IMG_0834

Mia is a junior at the University of Colorado Boulder studying Business and Marketing with an emphasis in video production. Growing up hiking around Colorado and seeing the impacts of climate change led Mia to pursue work in sustainability. She recently worked with Sandia National Laboratories to develop a long term business strategy for the Regional Test Center solar operation, and is continuing to explore the renewable energy area on an international level with Surya Conversions. At CU, Mia enjoys working with the MBA social impact consulting group, playing in the campus orchestra, and teaching music lessons to local viola and piano students. Outside of school and work, she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, performing with her quartet around Boulder, exploring alpine meadows in the Rockies, and traveling to exciting new places around the world. During the winter holidays, Mia will be traveling to Australia with the Norlin Scholars Program to study biology in the Barrier Reef and learn about renewable energy practices in oceanic areas. Upon graduating, she hopes to pursue a career in consulting or project management, preferably focused around conservation or sustainability.