Hannah Deblauwe

Hannah Deblauwe

8176 High School Loop NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 – hsdeblauwe@gmail.com| 913-222-3669


Experienced Program Manager for Sustainability and Environmental projects, most recently a Prairie Restoration project in conjunction with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Pheasants Forever, Monarch Gardens, and the City of Columbus, NE with Phase 1 completed September 2019.  Three years’ experience in drafting/implementing grassroots and city-level climate action plans for programs including Sustainable Cities, PACE, and DoE’s Clean-Cities.  Critical thinker who possesses excellent collaboration, organizational, public outreach, research, writing, and presentation skills.  Specialized in community-level sustainability (community organizing, urban planning, and land use & zoning) and international and energy policy.


Spielbound Board Game Café and Library, Omaha, NE   January 2018 – December 2019

Barista/Library Assistant

·         Acting as the face of Spielbound when dealing with customers: marketing new products, problem solving issues that arise, answering questions, and explaining how a board game café runs

·         Teaching board games to groups of people and maintaining and organizing the library through cataloging, repairing, and putting away board games

Conservation Nebraska, Omaha, NE   September 2018 – September 2019

Conservation Director

·         Organized monthly adult educational events aimed at building buy-in for local conservation issues with formats including town halls on OPPD and community solar, community conversations on local issues, workshops, film screenings, recycling facility tours, and more

·         Organized and managed community-specific projects focused on local issues, including a prairie restoration project in Columbus, NE with multiple public and private partnerships

·         Expanded and strengthened partnerships between Conservation Nebraska and local environmental non-profits, government agencies, and private entities

·         Built and managed a 100% Clean Energy team of volunteers, guiding and supporting their activities

Metropolitan Energy Center, Kansas City, MO   June 2018 – August 2018

Sustainability Research Intern

·         Researched energy efficiency and alternative fuel policy issues

·         Assisted grant writing through data collection, analysis, and research

·         Participated in alternative fuel vehicle work groups, contributing to and editing working policy documents

Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, Newark, DE   August 2016 – May 2017

Graduate Research Assistant

·         Worked as part of a student-led team on a Sustainable Cities Index project for Newark, DE and Wilmington, DE fully-funded by the DE General Assembly through its Science, Engineering, and Technology program

·         Researched where these cities stand in terms of sustainability based on STAR Communities’ sustainability rating index methodology as well as the benefits the cities can receive from working with STAR in the future

·         Created recommendations for sustainability improvements based on the cities’ characteristics and past sustainability efforts

·         Used ArcGIS to create maps showcasing Wilmington and Newark’s sustainability assets and progress

Metropolitan Energy Center, Kansas City, MO   June 2016 – August 2016

Clean Cities Intern

·         Paid Summer Internship funded by a grant from the Department of Energy to promote diffusion of alternative fuel knowledge

·         Conducted research on the VW settlement to identify new project opportunities and key stakeholders

·         Created Fact Sheets and other informational documents, most notably a VW Settlement Fact sheet

·         Co-created a new website including file directories, and organizational trees to improve overall web navigation of the new website to make it more user-friendly

Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, Dover, DE   September 2015 – May 2016

Graduate Intern

·         Researched and wrote a report on the financial and geographic viability of using reflective roofs in Delaware

·         Assisted in the editing of draft Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) legislation that the DESEU worked on to be presented to the Delaware legislature and created educational material, including PowerPoint presentations and a policy brief

·         Worked on a team to redevelop the DESEU’s New Home Construction incentive program and assisted in the writing of a draft Program Operating Plan

Orden Bunka Center, Tsu City, Mie Prefecture, Japan   July 2014 – July 2015

ESL Conversation Teacher

·         Taught conversational English to students of all ages, ranging from preschool to retired folks with lessons adapted to age, skill level, and desired learning style

·         Created and designed lesson plans tailored to the needs and personality of each class


“Measuring Urban Sustainability Through Common Indicators and Peer City Benchmarking in Delaware”

Co-Author, J. Nyangon et al. (15 May 2017)

·         A report using STAR Communities sustainability assessment model to research the potential of utilizing STAR’s framework as a tool in Wilmington and Newark, DE’s municipal sustainability planning.

·         Full Report can be viewed at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3102488


University of Delaware, Newark, DE   August 2015 – May 2017

Masters of Energy and Environmental Policy
3.945 GPA

College of St. Benedict – St John’s University, Collegeville, MN   August 2010 – May 2014

Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Political Science with focus in International Relations

Magna Cum Laude – 3.89 GPA


·      Computer: Canva, Asana, EverHour, Statistical software (Palisades & JMP Pro 13), arcGIS, communications software (Salesforce), Python, and Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Office suite

·      Languages: Working conversational proficiency in Japanese

·      Dual Citizen: USA/Belgium (EU)


  • analysis
  • Asana
  • Canva
  • Communication
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Research
  • EverHour
  • Excel
  • JMP Pro 13
  • Outreach
  • Policy
  • Presentation
  • project management
  • Research
  • salesforce
  • Speaking
  • Sustainability


August 2015/May 2017

Masters of Energy and Environmental Policy at University of Delaware

GPA: 3.95

August 2010/May 2014

Bachelor of Arts at College of Saint Benedict

Major: Political Science
GPA: 3.89

  • Updated 3 years ago

To contact this candidate email hsdeblauwe@gmail.com

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