Akiva Fishman is a Program Assistant for the Forest Policy and Governance program. He is pursuing a Master of Forestry degree at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he focuses on sustainable forestry management practices and policies. Concurrently, he is completing a Juris Doctor at New York University School of Law with a focus on environmental and international law. Before beginning his graduate studies, Akiva worked for the Environmental Law Institute on a series of books investigating the intersection between natural resource management and post-conflict peacebuilding. While at NYU he has worked with the Liberian Environmental Protection Agency on environmental impact assessment reform and regulation of private forestland, and with the Center for International Forestry Research on a study of illegal logging regulation in Indonesia and the European Union. Akiva holds a B.A. in International and Global Studies from Brandeis University.