Duncan Clauson was born and raised in Wisconsin. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington with distinction from the Program on the Environment, where he majored in environmental studies and minored in environmental science and resource management.
During his time as an undergraduate at the university Duncan engaged in two graduate level research projects evaluating corporate social responsibility and the triple bottom line. That is people, the planet and profits. In June 2010 Duncan was awarded a Sustainable Energy Fellowship and studied at Cornell with students from around the country in an intensive nine-day program.
Duncan is an innovator in the clean tech sector. He developed an idea, formed a team and competed in the University of Washington Environmental Innovation Challenge. As well he undertook research to evaluate the potential cost and energy savings of de-lamping vending machines on the University of Washington campus, among numerous other projects.
Duncan has engaged the greater UW and Seattle communities through his activism and dedication to sustainability. He served as the undergraduate representative on the Program on the Environment Alumni Board, held a position on the UW Campus Sustainability Fund advisory committee and was an organizer for the 2011 Earth Day event at the UW.
Currently, Duncan is completing his Master’s in Public Administration in the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington focusing on environmental policy and management.