Contact the Career Development Office

Visit Us Early and Often

Kroon Hall
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511-2189, U.S.A.

Phone: 203 432-5126/8920 Fax: 203-432-5528
Email: fescareers@yale.edu
 
Ladd Flock, Director
Kroon Hall (203) 432-8920
ladd.flock@yale.edu

Kathy Douglas, Associate Director
Kroon Hall (203) 436-4830
kathryn.douglas@yale.edu

Alyssa Student, Assistant Director
Kroon Hall (203) 436-9631
alyssa.student@yale.edu

Mariann Adams, Administrative Assistant
Kroon Hall (203) 432-5126
mariann.adams@yale.edu

CDO Staff Bios

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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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 FES/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 she is excited to be learning the work of the students at Yale F&ES.  She enjoys reading, running, yoga and spending time with her two daughters, Sophia and Taylor, where every year the three of them celebrate Earth Day by planting flowers or a tree.

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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 member of the board of the New Haven YMCA Youth Center, and is a founding neighbor of the Nash Street Community Park.
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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. 

Meet Our CDO Student Staff

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Reginald Rex Barrer is a second year MESc student interested in environmental financial policy, payment for ecosystem services and REDD++ in Southeast Asia. Before coming to the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, he worked with Greenpeace in Southeast Asia, handling regional organization development for each of the country offices in Jakarta, Bangkok and Manila.
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Susannah Harris is a first year MEM student studying water resources management and business. Before coming to F&ES, Susannah worked for five years as an environmental consultant in Washington, D.C., helping U.S. EPA develop and implement a range of national partnership programs. She has extensive experience on the employer side of the application and hiring process, and is excited to help her classmates polish their resumes and plan for life after F&ES through her work as a peer career advisor at CDO.
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Mariana Lo is a first year MEM interested in land use, food systems, and community-based conservation. 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.
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Student Assistants


Hasita Bhammar is a first 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 tribal communities around the Pench Tiger Reserve on biodiversity conservation. Hasita is actively involved with CDO to support fellow F&ES students with exciting internships and job opportunities.
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Don Mosteller is a first year MEM candidate focused on the intersection of energy, industrial ecology, and corporate sustainability.  After graduating from Penn State University with a B.S. in Physical Geography, he spent seven months at the National Geographic Society before completing a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa.  He has worked in Washington, D.C. for the past four years in several capacities as a climate and energy advocate for The Pew Charitable Trusts, as a science writer for the National Environmental Education Foundation, and as a pretty frantic server in a posh dim sum restaurant.  He believes that music and laughter are the elixirs of life, but fulfilling careers can foster happiness, too.  He’s here to help you with that, so come say hello to the new CDO Student Assistant!
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Sameera Savarala is a first year MEM candidate interested in international sustainable development policy and governance. Prior to F&ES, she was a consultant to the City of Chicago for an environmental leadership training program, and later worked for a human rights NGO in Cambodia. Last year, she also served as a civil society advisor on the U.S. delegation to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Feel free to email her anytime with questions about her past work or CDO.
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Sam Teicher is a first year MEM5 interested in business strategies for environmental degradation, coral reef protection, and freshwater management as a means for conflict resolution.  After graduating from Yale College in 2012, he spent a year working for ELI Africa, an NGO based in Mauritius, leading environmental and education projects and managing operations. Sam is originally from Washington, DC, and enjoys playing rugby and football, reading military history, and scuba diving. He is excited to be working with the CDO to help fellow FESers find the best path forward beyond the school.
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