I recently sat down with alum Megan McVey regarding her work on Climate Change Communications. I hope you find it as interesting as I did!
Emily: Megan! I’m so happy you agreed to sit down and chat with me for this blog!
Megan: This is exciting! I’ve got lots to say about FES and how awesome it is!
Emily: Well I’m sure our readers out there will love to hear it! Let’s get right down to it. The beginning: where were you before FES?
Megan: I was all over the place – laboratories, developing countries, the media industry, and on Capitol Hill. It was my practical experiences working as a field tech alongside conservation researchers and at non-profit organizations that provided the strongest impetus…
Check out this fun article on the newest Kroon Cup winner, Rachel Mak. She is an incredible force here on campus, championing sustainability!
Wow – you’re taking the next step! Your application was accepted, you checked out the campus on Accepted Students Day, now you’re busy online finding housing with fellow FES’ers. I hope that you have time this summer to relax, because once MODs begin, you’ll begin a whirlwind of activities, research, classwork, and adventure.
(Picture source: http://www.emilydickinsoninternationalsociety.org/node/123)
For me, the summer before I joined F&ES was crammed with work. As you likely know, I’m a joint student with Pace Law School. After finishing two years of law school, I immediately started an internship with the Department of Justice – U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Civil Division – in Manhattan. The internship was incredible. I helped to write consent decrees for…
Greetings and salutations ones again, blog world! I’m back with, you guessed it, another recent FES alum doing something totally awesome. This time, I’ve got Margo Mosher, who works for a neat little sustainability think tank in NYC. During her time at FES, she spent a lot of time developing her vision for a perfect job and now she’s got it. Dreams do come true!
We sent our students on a mission over spring break to capture some beautiful photos and representing F&ES with their gear. Check out the amazing submissions we received!
Our winner was Nicholas Goldstein, who captured this stunning picture of fellow classmate Kelly Stoner at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
I recently caught up with Kavita Sharma (MEM ’12) to chat with her about her work with the UN. So many of you all are interested in working abroad after school, and Kavita is now in Geneva—and also doing international policy work, which so many of you are interested in—so I thought her advice and perspective would be helpful.
Our dean, Sir Peter Crane and FES alum, Frances Beinecke speak about Yale College’s efforts to become more sustainable under President Richard C. Levi’s leadership. Thought you all might enjoy!
A few weeks back, Yale F&ES hosted a team from Google to discuss opportunities for partnerships in advancing geo-technology. The event allowed attendees to work with Google Maps Engine and Google Earth Engine, and to get a first-hand view of the current state and future of Google’s leadership in spatial data analysis. An outstanding Master of Environmental Science student, Beth Tellman, shares her experience with this event, and how it relates to her own research.
The next Forestry & Environmental Studies program that I want to introduce is the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC). YPCCC is a center for both communication and a research. In a nutshell, this project addresses the gap between science and society and aims to effectively communicate climate change science to societies in the United States and abroad. F&ES students work as Research Assistants and collaborate with professors and key partners to conduct original research on public climate change awareness and perception. The Research Assistants then design and test new strategies for raising social awareness and communication for climate change, as well as methods for engaging society in finding solutions for climate change adaptation. In addition, YPCCC aims to work with educators and communicators to provide effective teaching tools…
Hello again, back with another FESer to highlight. But we’re going to do things a little different this time. I often get questions about what one can or should do for their summer internship. My answer is always, “Anything, anywhere, as long as you think it’s super interesting.” That’s a little hard to conceptualize, though, so I thought I’d highlight some students and what they did over the summer vacation. I recently caught up with Charissa, who is a second year MEM student, and talked to her about what she did last summer. The short answer (spoiler alert!) is that she did some consulting work for Nike out in Oregon.