maria doerr

Maria cultivates just and sustainable initiatives for people and the planet.  


As a social sector consultant, Maria has supported philanthropies and nonprofits develop robust, thoughtful, and dynamic strategies and projects to address critical issues in conservation, educational equity, climate, and community engagement. Formerly, she served a Stanford fellowship with Conservation International on community-informed watershed conservation between Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil. Her work on social and environmental issues has led her across the U.S. and around the world – from gathering public commentary on Cap & Trade Grant programs in California, to supporting rural solar energy in Nicaragua, and researching program feasibility for sustainable cities in New Delhi. She actively participated in, and conducted research at, two United Nations Climate Change Conferences at COP21 in Paris and COP24 in Katowice.

Music and creative endeavors have been a part of all her journeys. Two of Maria's audio documentaries have aired internationally and she has shared her voice through music and storytelling with large and small audiences around the world. 

Maria is from central Missouri. She attended Conserve School, a boarding school dedicated to Environmental Stewardship, and the Woolman Semester School for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability. She graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering and a Notation in Scientific Communication. 

 

See a snapshot of her resume below

 
 

education

Stanford University

2013 - 2017

B.S. Environmental Systems Engineering

with a focus in Urban Environments

Notation in Scientific Communication

 

Analyst

Redstone Strategy Group

Colorado, USA

2018 - 2020

Water & Cities Fellow

Conservation International

Mexico City, Mexico

2017 - 2018

Smart Cities Fellow

The Energy and Resources Institute

New Delhi, India 

2016

Solar Power Community Liaison

blueEnergy

Bluefields, Nicaragua

2015

Environmental Policy Intern

The Strategic Growth Council 

Sacramento, California

2014

Senior Intern

The Green Schools Alliance

2013 - 2014

experience

honors

Rob Williams Award for Emerging

Environment and Public Policy Leaders

Recipient - Association for Conflict Resolution

2020

Stanford Award of Excellence

Recipient 

2017

Udall Environmental Scholarship

Honorable Mention 

2016

Stanford Women of Impact

Recognition 

2016

Introductory Seminar Award of Excellence 

Environmental Literacy Class Recognition 

2015

American Civil Liberties Award

Central Missouri Recipient 

2013