Daniela Mewes



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Personal Data

  • Date of Birth: July 12, 1990
  • Place of Birth: Kansas City Missouri, USA
  • Nationality: Dual Citizenship, USA and Germany
  • Languages: English, German, Conversational Spanish, Basic Swedish


Pursuing M.S. Sustainable Energy Engineering August 2015 — (expected) June 2017

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden

B.S. Earth and Atmospheric Science August 2008 — December 2012

Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, USA

High School Diploma with Honors August 2004 — May 2008

Parkview High School in Lilburn, GA, USA


  • Field work including data collection and analysis (see also Travel and Research): Cave Microclimate Research, Borneo 2012; Physical Volcanology case study, Mount St. Helens, USA 2011; Environmental Field Studies in Namibia and Botswana 2011; Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance, 2010; Atmospheric Chemistry, NSF funded student research, Greenland 2010
  • Cave Rescue Level I, NCRC. Rope techniques and team rescue efforts in rugged conditions. June 2013
  • IMBA (mountain bike) trail school, trail building and environmental impact course, Spring 2012
  • Teaching Skills: Instructor for ORGT (Outdoor Recreation at Georgia Tech) where I taught safety and environmental policies as well as helped with the curriculum for caving and mountain biking. I interacted with groups of both inexperienced participants and my peers. 2010-2013
  • First Aid and CPR certified

Computer & Technical Literacy

  • Web Design: HTML, XML, PHP, ASP, Java, J-query
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Mechanical repairs
  • Soldering & circuitry
  • Arduino

Travel and Research

  • 2014: redeVelo. Founded a start-up NGO to work on sustainable solutions for developing regions. Presented at Chattanooga MakerFaire 2014. Projects include a swing that lights up or charges a phone utilizing a bicycle dynamo and a setup that converts pendulum motion to rotational motion, a solar oven constructed from bicycle tires and a kitchen compost unit. More information is available at http://redevelo.org
  • 2014: Alunaris project. Volunteered at a community development project in the Sierra Nevada region of northern Colombia that involved sustainable, adapted building techniques to construct a treehouse and a supporting community living space with adobe, stone, and branch structures. I was in charge of setting up rope and pulley systems and worked under Dr. Cristoph Nolte, University of Michigan.
  • 2014: Peru. Traveled by bicycle on the coast and through the Sacred Valley where I interacted with local cultures and developing rural regions, assessing need. I then attempted to build a solar oven and a bicycle powered shower from locally available scrap material in Cusco, taught bicycle maintenance to children in Cusco and worked with a climate change governmental group in Quillabamba on a water transport system.
  • 2013: Purple Swing Project. I Initiated a community art project, placing 15 purple swings in cities throughout Northern and Eastern Europe using local materials http://purpleswings.com.
  • 2013: Norway - Mo i Rana Expedition. Cave surveys and other geological measurements of granite caves at the Arctic Circle under Dr. Stein-Erik Lauritzen, University of Bergen.
  • 2013: Austria - Schönberg Cave System Expedition. Assisted with cave surveys using instruments to measure distances and elevations in Europe's longest cave system with an international team of Austrian, German, Czech and Canadian origin.
  • 2012: Borneo Expedition. Cave microclimatology. Paper in progress. Dr. Kim Cobb, Georgia Tech. Assisted with Paleoclimatology studies. Designed my own system to allow microclimate measurements to be taken in cave running off a LiOn battery setup. Paper in progress.
  • 2012: Physical Oceanography, utilizing ADCP + SCS equipment for field research relating to ocean circulation and physical parameters near Savannah, GA under Dr. Martial Talliefert. Class paper locally published for course at Georgia Tech.
  • 2011: Physical Volcanology. Physical properties of lava tubes under Dr. Josef Dufek. Class project and field research
  • 2010: Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance. One month field anthropology course
  • 2010: NSF Greenland Student Field Assistant, Atmospheric Chemistry. Measured NOx levels. Wrote python and IGOR scripts to analyze data under Dr. Greg Huey, Georgia Tech.
  • 2006: Duke University TIP Summer Program, Mount Pisgah Astronomical Observatory. Calculated the size of the black hole at the center of the Andromeda Galaxy using radio telescopes
  • Experience with: Sustainable Energy, Product Engineering, Paleoclimatology, Microclimatology, Oceanography, Volcanology, Anthropology, Atmospheric Chemistry & Dynamics, IGOR, MATLAB
  • Samples of past research available at https://cyworld.academia.edu/DanjaMewes

Work experience

Self-Employed January 2005 — Present

Web and Print Designer
  • Specializing in websites for small businesses, academics and non-profits
  • Designed websites for 4 clients
  • Focused on cross-browser compatibility and social media integration
  • Also designed business cards for 2 clients

AllBooks January 2013 — February 2013

Technical Assistant
  • Photographed and added products to an OpenCart database
  • Wrote descriptions for products and posted them to eBay and Etsy
  • Researched applicable code for desired website modifications such as email lists

SOPO Bicycle Cooperative & StarterBikes October 2009 — January 2013

Volunteer Bicycle Mechanic
  • Learned bike maintenance skills and taught these skills to a variety of individuals. These skills have continued to be useful and applicable to engineering projects I have undertaken.
  • Started the first Womens' Bike Maintinence Night at Georgia Tech in the Fall of 2012
  • Attended BikeBike 2012 as a Starter Bikes representative and met many bicycle co-op volunteers and learned what it takes to start a co-op or bike share program
  • Helped organize group rides and creative bike projects such as a shoe bike and a dodekacycle (3 sets of side-by-side tandem bicycles connected together)

Camp Scene June 2012 — August 2012

Environmental Educator
  • Instructed youth ages 5-12 on a variety of outdoor activities such as climbing, caving and canoeing
  • Daily instruction included scientific and sustainability lessons
  • Led outdoor activities in group environments

Georgia Tech Student Center August 2009 — August 2012

Student Web Assistant
  • Created a j-query based interactive facilities map and worked on several other projects
  • Responsibilities included updating the weekly movie and responding to requests such as job board updates and form building
  • Acquired a working knowledge of SharePoint, the content management system now used by the IT department
  • Often interacted with the IT department to accomplish goals (such as the facilities map) and acquire approval for projects

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech January 2010 — August 2010

Student Lab Assistant
  • Worked on equipment and created programs to analyze data for Greg Huey's Atmospheric Science Lab.
  • Accomponied the equipment to the Greenland along with other students ice sheet (Summit Station) in June of 2010
  • Created programs to take in data and output graphs (using IGOR) such as a wind rose and custom Python scripts that I wrote.


  • Runner-Up in the India Unlimited Hackathon - Stockholm, 2016
  • Dean's List, Spring 2012
  • Dean's List, Spring 2009
  • HOPE Scholarship (awarded to High School students with a 3.0 GPA ), 2008-2010
  • Technology Student Association: 1st place (out of 50+) at the State Competition - Photography/Imaging Technology. National Qualifier, 2008
  • Cantenna: the Search for a Signal - 3rd place, Gwinnett County Science & Engineering Fair. ISEF affiliated, 2006 -2007
  • Technology Student Association: 1st place (out of 40), State Competition Photography/Imaging Technology, 2007. National Qualifier.
  • 2005-2006 Grey Water as an Alternative Energy 2nd place, Gwinnett County Science & Engineering Fair - International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) affiliated.
  • Duke University Talent Identification Program - Received a scholarship to study at PARI, the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute for 2 weeks. Summer 2005 (Age 15)


  • Kim Cobb, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building, 311 Ferst Drive, Atlanta GA 30332-0340 USA. Email: kcobb@eas.gatech. Phone: 404 894-3895
  • Martial Taillefert, Ph.D., Professor, Geochemistry/Oceanography and Climate, Earth and Atmospheric Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building, 311 Ferst Drive, Atlanta GA 30332-0340 USA. Email: martial.taillefert@eas.gatech. Phone: 404 894-6043, Fax: 404 894-5638
  • Larry Wilson, Ph.D., Program Director, Environmental Studies/Fernbank Science Center,Emory Environmental Field Studies Program (Africa), Center for International Programs, Emory University, Candler Library, Suite 200, 550 Asbury Circle, Atlanta GA 30322 USA. Email: lwilso3@emory.edu. Phone: 404 727-2240. Fax: 404 727-6724. Program email: cipa@emory.edu