Hilary is part of the VOX Sustainability Team and works with a variety of clients in industries including food and beverage, telecommunications, retail, and professional services. She utilizes competitive benchmarking, trend analysis, materiality assessment, and annual sustainability reporting to help clients maximize their sustainability strategies.
Specifically, Hilary works with AT&T’s sustainability program, including on the development and launch of the company’s 2010 Sustainability Report. She also works with Ernst & Young’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) to promote their client offerings. Additionally, Hilary has examined the competitive landscape for a California winery and a national clothing retailer, both of whom were beginning formal sustainability programs.
Prior to joining VOX, Hilary worked for a year in Beijing, China. There she held internships with the Regulatory Affairs Department at Monsanto Beijing and at the nonprofit Global Village Beijing. In these roles she honed her understanding of the ways in which multinational corporations and nonprofits seek to influence environmental policy and build stakeholder relationships.
Hilary graduated magna cum laude from American University’s School of International Service with a Bachelor of Arts with honors in International Studies, a concentration in International Environmental Politics, and minors in Economics and Mandarin. She also studied at Beijing University. Hilary is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Global Environmental Policy.
Hilary frequents embassy events in futile attempts to tame her travel bug and keeps in touch with friends around the world. She’s also an avid foodie, and you’re likely to find her sampling recipes, perusing farmers’ markets, or attempting to keep her vegetable garden alive in the DC summer heat.