Contact the Career Development Office

Meet Our Student Staff!

Erin Kelly

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Erin Kelly is a second year MBA/MEM candidate at the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences. Her studies at Yale are focused on corporate strategy and its relationship with corporate sustainability and social responsibility.  Erin has worked in consulting, e-commerce and retail in San Francisco and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon. She is passionate about helping F&ES students successfully navigate the job and internship search.

Stefan Kuzmanovski

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Stefan Kuzmanovski is a first year MEM who will be supporting our programming, data analysis, and delivering job and internship opportunities via FESnext.  He brings customer service and management expertise through his experience running his own star-up ACSK Clothing in Germany.
Kroon Hall
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203 436-9631/8920
Fax: 203-432-5528
Ladd Flock, Director
(203) 432-8920

Kathy Douglas
Associate Director
(203) 436-4830

Alyssa Student
Assistant Director
(203) 436-9631

Mariann Adams
Administrative Assistant
(203) 432-5126

Robert Mwehe

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Robert Mwehe is a second year MEM student focusing on the human wildlife interface and, alternative income opportunities for communities living in areas prone to natural resource conflict. Before coming to Yale, Robert developed a basket weaving project with local women living in conflict with crop-raiding elephants in the Tsavo region, south-east of Kenya. Robert enjoys working through CDO to bring wonderful job and internship opportunities to F&ES students.

Raymond Waweru

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Raymond Waweru is a second year MEM student interested in the interface between conservation and development. Raymond is from Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to F&ES, he spent two years working for The Nature Conservancy’s Africa Program in a variety of roles supporting research, external affairs, marketing and communications. He enjoys connecting students to job opportunities. Raymond has a passion for football/soccer and also enjoys playing percussion instruments.
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CDO Team and Assistant Dean Joanne DeBernardo celebrating the 20th Duke-Yale Fair in Washington, D.C.

We're Hiring!

We are looking for candidates with highly developed writing skills to work as Peer Career Advisors.  The PCA program offers supplemental resume and cover letter review services through qualified peers during individual review sessions.  PCAs receive training in cover letter and resume review.



  • Schedule and meet with students for individual resume, cover letter and personal statement review.
  • Hold regular drop-in hours each week, to be agreed upon with CDO supervisor.
  • Advertise/develop/promote PCA services.
  • Learn the F&ES resume template and tutor students in its use.
  • Learn the F&ESNext resume book submission process and tutor students in its use.
  • Keep records of review sessions and create a report for CDO staff each semester.


  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English.
  • Prior resume/cover letter review experience desirable.
  • Ability to learn F&ESNext system.
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Previous professional work experience.
  • Knowledge of environmental careers a plus.




To Apply:


Submit cover letter, 2-3 page writing sample and resume to Kathy Douglas via email at



  • Training will be arranged individually

Contact us Early and Often!

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Ladd Flock, Director

Ladd has been directing career services offices for over 20 years.   He oversees the operations at the CDO and is responsible for employer development, encouraging alumni to post internships & job opportunities, and equips faculty with career related tools and resources to use in advising.  Prior to his work at F&ES, he oversaw the College-to-Career Community at Wake Forest University and spent 9 years as Director of Career Services for University of Virginia’s College of Arts and Sciences.  Ladd has a Masters Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University-Bloomington and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from St. Lawrence University.  He enjoys fresh and saltwater fly-fishing, ultra light camping, building wooden boats and sharing a cup of coffee over discussion with students and colleagues. 
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Kathy Douglas, Associate Director

Kathy has over thirteen years of experience in career development and student services at Yale, eight of them at F&ES.  She has expertise in a broad range of environment-related careers in addition to career services in higher education.  Kathy is committed to supporting the career development of F&ES graduate students interested in high-impact, solution-based environmental careers, advanced research and thought leadership.

As Associate Director, Kathy works collaboratively with the CDO team on strategic planning, general operations, budgeting, recruiting and employer and alumni relations.  

In addition, she leads CDO in these key areas: Counseling; Marketing/Communications; Resource Development; Programming--Environmental Careers Exploration/Job Search Skills.

Kathy holds two MFAs--one in Museum Studies from Syracuse University and one in Creative Writing and Literature from Bennington College--and a BA in Studio Art from SUNY Potsdam. She is a blogger for and member of the career services professional association National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).  Kathy is a 20+ year New Haven resident and Yale University affiliate, and is a founding neighbor of the Nash Street Community Park, an Urban Resources Initiative's urban restoration project.
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Alyssa Student, Assistant Director

Alyssa has over five years of experience working at Yale University and holds a B.S. in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College. 

Before coming to Yale F&ES, Alyssa worked for Yale University Human Resources in the Department of Compensation and Classification, having previously worked for over three years at the Yale School of Management as Faculty Support, Recruiting Coordinator and Assistant Director, Career Programming Manager. Alyssa brings significant experience in career services processes, technologies, logistics and best practices, and employer development. She has coordinated a wide range of programs and events ranging from in-house career development workshops, to off-site programs with over 250 participants. As Assistant Director in Career Development Office at Yale SOM, she worked closely with a Yale F&ES/SOM joint-degree candidate to bring sustainable catering to all career and employer related events.

Alyssa has a sincere passion for working in career services and is excited to be learning the work of Yale F&ES students.  She enjoys reading, running, yoga and being a mom to her two daughters, Sophia and Taylor, where each year the three of them celebrate Earth Day by planting flowers or a tree.

Mariann Adams, Administrative Assistant
Mariann Adams has been providing administrative support for CDO for fourteen years and has been at F&ES since 1996. She is very interested in environmentalism and the work of F&ES. Mariann is a native of Connecticut, and lives in East Haven with her husband Brian Seaman.
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