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Meet Our Student Staff!

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Hasita Bhammar is a second year MEM candidate interested in ecosystem conservation through community engagement. Before coming to F&ES, she spent two years at the Conservation Wildlands Trust in India working with local communities around the Pench Tiger Reserve on biodiversity conservation. She was also selected to participate in the International Antarctic Expedition in 2012 where she joined a group of 70 young ambassadors from 23 different nations. After her first year at F&ES, Hasita spent her summer in Kenya working with Action for Cheetahs. She participated in programs addressing human-wildlife conflict and natural resource planning. Hasita is actively involved with CDO to support fellow F&ES students with exciting internships and job opportunities.
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
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About Our PCA

Mariana Lo is a second year MEM interested in land use, food systems, and community-based conservation. Mariana interned last summer with Urban Resources Initiative, and worked as part of their team through fall 2014.  She is originally from the Silicon Valley area of northern California, and graduated from the University of Chicago in 2010 with a B.A. in linguistics. Prior to attending Yale, Mariana lived and worked at a small nonprofit/intentional community in southern West Virginia called Bethlehem Farm.

Mariana is available to provide reviews of written job application materials, including resumes, cover letters and personal statements.

DROP IN HOURS, Kroon Cafe:
  • Monday, 1-4
  • Wednesday, 1-4
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Robert Mwehe is a first 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 worked on a project that involved local women living in conflict with crop-raiding elephants in the Tsavo region, south-east of Kenya. Robert's project provided the women with alternative incomes other than depending on rain-fed agriculture. His project begun with a group of 16 women who were earning an annual revenue of $500 from traditional basket weaving. Over three years, he had successfully expanded to over 210 women in 10 different groups and, basket income had risen to $710 per sale per group. The basket market had also expanded to markets in California, Kentucky, Canada, London and, Australia. Robert enjoys working through CDO to bring wonderful job and internship opportunities to F&ES students.
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Raymond Waweru is a first 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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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 twelve years of experience in career development and student services at Yale.  She has expertise in a broad range of environment-related careers, and is a certified practitioner for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step I and Step II Assessments.  She specializes in resume, cover letter and personal statement writing; networking; job search strategy development and research; interview skills and salary negotiations.  She 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.

Before coming to F&ES, Kathy was the Assistant Director and Recruiting Coordinator for Graduate Career Services at Yale, bringing nonacademic career opportunities to PhDs in over 70 degree programs.  She is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and NetImpact!  Kathy serves the New Haven community and at-risk youth as a volunteer (past member of the board) for the New Haven YMCA Youth Center, and is a founding neighbor of the Nash Street Community Park.
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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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