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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: 203 436-8920
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

Contact us Early and Often!

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CDO Team and Assistant Dean Joanne DeBernardo celebrating the 20th Duke-Yale Fair in Washington, D.C.
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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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, nine 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 Senior 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. 

As marketing/communications lead she maintains:
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 certified MBTI assessment administrator.   Kathy is a 23+ 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.  Kathy's personal twitter handle is kathydouglas.
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Alyssa Student, Assistant Director

Alyssa has over six 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.

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