Zhiruo (Amber) Zhou, M.S.

Zhiruo (Amber) Zhou, M.S. 2017-01-01T19:59:38+00:00

Zhiruo (Amber) Zhou, M.S.I2M Associate Intern

Houston, Texas
Email: zz45@rice.edu


Rice University, Houston, Texas May 2018

  • Professional Masters in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making

University of Houston (UH Partial Scholarship), Houston TX May 2016

  • Masters in General Chemistry (3+1 Program)

Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU Academic Merit Scholarships), Guangzhou China June 2016

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Entrepreneurship Program (Full Scholarship), Tel Aviv University Israel July 2014

  • Relevant Skills: GIS(basic), Excel, ProUCL, Chem Office Suite, MS word, Social-explorer (census data)
  • Relevant Coursework: Environmental Risk Assessment and Human Health/ Sustainable Reporting/ Environmental Law/ Principles of Environmental Engineering/ Ecosystem Management/ EIS and Permitting/ Environmental Statistics
  • Coursera & LinkedIn Coursework: Clean up your Excel 2010 data/ R for excel user/ Natural Attenuation of Groundwater Contaminants/ Drinking Water Treatment / Finance for Non-Finance Professionals

Research Projects

STAT Course: Baker Hughes Environmental Sites & Risk Assessment, Rice University Sep-Oct 2016

  • Analyzed groundwater flow and contaminant concentration to build exposure models for a superfund site
  • Assessed pollutant transport using soil and groundwater dispersion models and investigated the potential health risks associated with the arsenic- and TCE-containing groundwater

Meta-Analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility Reports, Rice University Sep-Nov 2016

  • Researched corporate sustainable accountability, materiality, stakeholder inclusiveness, transparency and completeness to understand corporate sustainability based on quantitative excel analysis

Scenario Analysis of Oil and Gas Industry in Colombia, Rice University Oct 2016-Dec 2016

  • Used TECOP and SWOT to analyze risks associated with alternative future developments of Ecopetrol
  • Focused on environment impacts assessment, E&P partnership and alliances, and market decision making


The Doerr Institute for New Leaders, Rice, Houston TX Sep 2016-Present

  • Developed a leadership plan in the context of existing commitments guided by a certified executive coach

Chem lab 1111&1112 Teaching Assistant, UH, Houston TX Sep-May 2016

  • Sole inorganic chemistry lab lecturer and grader for classes of 40 students per each semester
  • Gained highest scores in TA evaluations from 80% of students attended

Unilever Club, President, Guangzhou, China June 2014-2015

  • Organized Unilever Campus Career talks (over 500 attendees), Unilever Camp (285 applicants), and provide contents for Wechat platform (over 200 followers)
  • Represented SYSU Unilever Club to 2013-2014 Unilever Shanghai Summit Meeting
  • Designed club’s first online career share in history on Wechat platform with Human Resources
  • Received Outstanding Individual Award from SYSU Career Development Office

Extra-curricular & Volunteer Activities

The Social Research Contest, SYSU, China Sep-Dec 2013

  • Collaborated with teammates to analyze 7 nonprofit animal protection organizations resulting in a campus-wide awareness program on animal care responsibility and received third prize
  • Managed research planning, qualitative and quantitative assessment in sociology

Environment Protection Program, Volunteer, American University of Cairo, Egypt July 2013

  • Collected recycled materials, like newspaper, with other volunteers from 6 different countries

Language Skills

English (Proficient, Cambridge Business English Certificate), Chinese (Native), Japanese (Basic)

I2M Function

She will be involved as an intern based in the Houston office, and will contribute to I2M projects as the need arises.

Feel free to contact us to discuss your project needs or to arrange a speaking engagement by one of our Associates for a professional training session, a technical conference, society meeting, or for a graduation ceremony or other function where the knowledge and experience of our Associates may be of interest to your group.

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I2M Associates, LLC offers experienced engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, and other scientists with many years in environmental assessments, including remediation management, mineral exploration and mining, project management, and mergers and acquisitions. Related areas of expertise include forensic and feasibility studies in the environmental and mining industries, and environmental site assessments, due diligence assessments, and impact assessments in addition to brownfield redevelopment and management (as well as grant application assistance) in the U.S, and for state and the U.S. governments, and the legal community around the U.S.

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