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Meet Our Student Staff!

Erin Kelly

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Erin Kelly is a third 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 second year MEM interested in sustainability strategy and innovation in the automotive and apparel sectors.  Before coming to F&ES, he spent a year starting up his company ACSK Clothing in Bremen, Germany.  Stefan interned this summer at Tesla in Palo Alto, CA.  He is supporting the CDO team with events and special projects. Feel free to reach out to Stefan if you are interested in a corporate career in sustainability or manufacturing!

Becca Shively

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Becca has moved on to a great TA opportunity this semester.  CDO is sorry to see her go, but we wish her all the best in her new role.  Many thanks for all your work with peers Becca!

Becca (Rebecca) Shively
is a second year MEM candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She's interested in land and water conservation in the American west achieved through partnerships between rural communities, agricultural producers, and public land managers.  Becca has worked in international development, rural food security, and most recently on conservation policy at USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Kroon Hall
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203 436-8920
Fax: 203-432-7297
Ladd Flock, Director
(203) 432-8920

Kathy Douglas
Senior Associate Director
(203) 436-4830

Alyssa Student
Assistant Director
(203) 436-9631

Mariann Adams
Administrative Assistant
(203) 432-5126

Rebecca Lehman

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Rebecca Lehman is a first year MEM student interested in connecting science to management in the marine environment. Before coming to F&ES, she was living in Colorado working in small non-profits and researching the affect of warming on alpine ecosystems. She is looking forward to helping her fellow students find the job and internship resources they need to be successful.

Shu Tao

Shu Tao is a second year MESc interested in climate change, meteorology, oceanography and air pollution. Before coming to Yale, she interned at the Institution of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration in China, researching the predictability of El Nino events. Shu is passionate about reporting career outcomes of FESers to FES students and helping FES students navigate jobs, internships, and grants.

Sharada Vadlamani

Sharada Vadlamani is a first year MEM interested in agriculture, food security, sustainable farmland management and farmer livelihood issues. Before coming to F&ES, she was working on the establishment of standards and protocols for Non Pesticide Management (NPM) farming certification in India. She also worked with several farmer producer organizations to enable the development and dissemination of NPM farming practices in their farms. At CDO, Sharada works closely with Kathy Douglas on strategic planning and programming of CDO initiatives.

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CDO Team and F&ES Registrar Rosanne Stoddard welcoming incoming students during Orientation!
Mariann Adams, Administrative Assistant
Mariann Adams has been providing administrative support for CDO for fifteen 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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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, Senior Associate Director

Kathy has fifteen years of experience in career development and student services at Yale.  She has expertise in a broad range of environment-related careers, and 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. She is a blogger for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and a certified MBTI assessment administrator. 

Kathy leads CDO in these key areas: Counseling; Marketing/Communications; Resource Development; Programming.

As marketing/communications lead she maintains: Kathy holds an M.F.A. in Museum Studies from Syracuse University, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from Bennington College, and a B.A. in Studio Art from SUNY Potsdam. She is a 24+ year New Haven resident and Yale University affiliate, and is a founding neighbor of the Nash Street Community Park, an Urban Resources Initiative urban restoration project.
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Alyssa Student, Assistant Director

Alyssa has over seven 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.

CDO Vision

Inspire and prepare all students to pursue high impact environmental careers aligned with their individual abilities, experiences and interests.

CDO Mission

  • Proactively educate students to maximize their entire F&ES experience for impactful careers and lives.  
  • Cultivate strong relationships with leading domestic and international environmental employers.  
  • Support career related initiatives across F&ES.
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