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About The Network: 

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP) Alumni Network was established in 2017 to support the ongoing networking and professional development of the 150+ alumni of DDCSP. DDCSP is an initiative funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF)  to diversify the conservation workforce by preparing the next generation of diverse, environmental conservation professionals. 

Our Mission: 

DDCSP Alumni Network aims to cultivate a supportive community where a new generation of environmental leaders can connect, build their capabilities and unleash their collective power in the environmental workforce to address systemic challenges and inspire new equity-centered solutions for the environment, their communities, and society. 

Photos in video courtesy of Brett Ramey




What We Do:

The Environmental Leadership Program manages the continued development of the DDCSP Alumni Network through online programming and leadership retreats to:

  • Strengthen and sustain relationships of DDCSP cohorts and cultivate new and lasting cross-program alumni connections

  • Support the ongoing leadership and professional development of DDCSP Alumni

  • Connect DDCSP alumni to broad network of conservation and environmental professionals and new career opportunities