I wanted to share another great alumni profile. Hugh also writes about his experience in the midcareer program below:

Hugh Brown is currently the Operations Manager of the Forest Services Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana. His responsibilities include the planning and coordination of the development and management of forest plantations country-wide. Hugh has over 18 years’ extensive experience in tropical forest management. He has been involved in the establishment and management of various exotic and indigenous commercial and community-based hardwood timber plantations – teak being the most prominent. He has held several middle-level management positions as Assistant Conservator of Forests and District Forestry Manager in different forest districts across the country covering various forest ecological zones. He has held his current senior management position since September, 2004…

Featured Alum: Agustin Carbo-Lugo, graduate of Mid-Career MEM program, and EPA Attorney

I thought I’d share a quick bio of Agustin Carbo-Lugo, a graduate of our incredible mid-career program. This program is designed for those with at least 7 years of experience in a related field, and is only 1 year long. It has a completely flexible curriculum which means the 24 credits one has to take to graduate are all electives! More information on the mid-career program is available here.

Agustin writes:

I’m an Attorney at the U.S. EPA in Dallas, Texas, working primarily on regulatory matters pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act. The rulemaking process at the Agency requires a multidisciplinary approach that goes beyond the legal counseling we offer to our Air Program, requiring the integration of economic, legal, scientific, and policy factors. As an…

Greetings, prospective students! My name is Sarah Wegmueller, and I am a joint MEM/JD candidate at Yale’s School of Forestry and Pace Law School. I’m happy to offer insight about the joint master’s/law program, but first I thought I would tell you a bit about myself. My family has a Brown Swiss dairy farm in Monroe, Wisconsin, and I grew up milking cows, selling sweet corn, unloading hay, and performing other typical farming tasks. I majored in Political Science/International Relations, and minored in Mandarin Chinese and East Asian Studies at Carleton College. After I graduated from Carleton, the travel bug bit me hard, and I spent time wwoofing in Corsica, interning in Shanghai, and sailing the Pacific Ocean. I also worked for two years at the Environmental Law Institute in…

Experts Explore Whether Hydraulic Fracturing is a Bridge to a Clean Energy Future

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, a panel of energy experts converged at Kroon Hall to discuss the future of hydraulic fracturing—an emergent, hotly contested technique of extracting natural gas from rock layers beneath the earth. Between those witnessing the panel live and those tuning in to live stream coverage of the event from our overflow space and around the world, the total audience amounted to roughly 900.

Exploring the complexity of the practice of “fracking,” the panel’s talk culminated a host of fracking-related events sponsored by the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Bringing together experts from academia, industry, and the policy realm, Tuesday’s panel featured a moderated discussion of the gains and risks involved in the nation’s adoption of an energy portfolio including fracked natural gas.

The…