Welcome Back Kaylee!

Hey everyone! I’m Kaylee Weil, a current student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. I wanted to take this chance to introduce myself to you as one of the new Student Assistants in the FES Admissions Office. I thought I’d give a little of my personal and academic background, any and all of which you are welcome to ask about!

The School of Forestry and Environmental Studies isn’t my first Yale rodeo by any means. I was a Yale undergraduate from 2008-2012 and I just couldn’t bear the thought of leaving Mother Yale behind, so I applied to graduate school here! I majored in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Education and Communication. Having been an undergraduate here, I feel like I can offer a…

Come Visit F&ES!!


Well it’s that time of year again! We are gearing up for the next few months on the road, meeting new faces, reconnecting with those we have been working with over the past 12 months and honestly…we are excited!!! We have been making changes, reading your feedback, brainstorming and trying to figure out how we can better articulate to all of you, what it means to be part of F&ES. So, we’ve decided to start a slightly structured, slightly flexible, Campus Visit Program. It’s less than an open house, more than an individual appointment and we’re hoping it will be the perfect way to give you just enough information that you feel well equipped to make the most of your visit to Prospect St.

Every Monday at…

Yale named top fire science school for women!

We are excited to announce that Yale was recently named as a top 10 fire science school for women by Fire Science Online. Check out the rankings here.

From Fire Science Online:

Fire Science Online – today’s #1 resource for fire science education and career information – has identified the 26 Most Popular Fire Science Degree Programs for Women. The list recognizes the colleges and universities across the country with significantly higher-than-average rates of women in their fire science and forestry programs.

Of the programs analyzed by FSO the average percentage of female students was 10%. We selected only schools that had at least double the average. The complete list of criteria is:

• Must have at least 30 active students enrolled
• Of these…

Students blog about their summer experiences at Sage Magazine

Photo by Brian Clites

I am constantly amazed by our students. They are incredibly motivated, passionate, smart and fun. A great way to get a sense of their dedication and work is through the summer blog section of Sage Magazine. Current students have been blogging about their summer experiences all over the world (the first 4 posts come to us from Iraq, Rwanda, Peru and Tanzania, as examples), and they will continue until they get back to campus in August. Our students are required to do a summer internship or research for their thesis depending on what program they are in, and they are encouraged to travel the world to do so. Our Career Development Office even offers funding to help you (click here for more information)…

New Forestry App created by Yale Alums

F&ES is known to encourage and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of our students. A great example of what our students go on to do is highlighted in the work that Zack Parisa (F&ES ’09) and Max Uhlenhuth (Yale College ’12) have been doing with SilviaTerra. SilviaTerra has developed two products that will assist in forest inventory and tracking forest change across the globe. They were recently featured in the MIT Tech Review, and you can read this interesting article about their work here. Go Zack and Max!…

Featured Alum: Megan McVey and Climate Communications

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…

Rachel Mak: Champion of Sustainability and this year's Kroon Cup Winner!

Check out this fun article on the newest Kroon Cup winner, Rachel Mak. She is an incredible force here on campus, championing sustainability!


Featured Alum: Margo Mosher and SustainAbility

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!

Forester's Go! Photo Competition Results Announced!

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.