Where are F&ES Students Working
This Summer? Just About Everywhere

The 152 students who have already completed at least one academic year at F&ES are spending their summers in 34 countries and in states across the U.S., completing internships or conducting their own independent research.
summer fes sara melanie
Sara Santiago ’19 M.F. and Melanie Jones ’19 M.E.Sc. are spending their summer visiting farms across Cuba and conducting interviews on agro-ecology and food resilience by horseback.
They’re learning about sustainable farming in middle Tennessee, studying migratory birds in Bhutan, and working on green building policy in Johannesburg, South Africa.
 
They’re tackling climate mitigation in New Zealand, land use in Tanzania, urban planning in China, renewable energy in Indonesia, water resource management in Egypt, and agricultural policy in Washington, D.C.
summer fes santi hawaii
Santi Zindel ’18 M.E.M. is researching sustainable tourism in Hawaii, where he will help Hawaii Green Growth find relevant ways to preserve and protect the region’s ecosystems.
The 152 students who have already completed at least one academic year at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) are spending their summers in 34 countries and in states across the U.S., completing internships or conducting their own independent research.

All master’s students at the School are required to design a summer practicum closely aligned with their academic and career goals. The geographic reach and range of projects they created reflect the multidisciplinary scope of the School itself.
 
“The global reach and the scope of organizations that are hosting F&ES researchers and interns — from public sector forums to remote wildernesses to multinational corporations — truly positions our current students on the frontlines of the environmental field,” said Ladd Flock, director of career development at F&ES.
 
About one-third of the students are completing their internships or research internationally.
 
Owing to a thriving alumni community, as well as the School’s annual “FESinDC” event in early spring, the most popular destination is Washington, D.C., where 21 F&ESers are spending the summer.

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Where in the world are F&ES’s intrepid travelers?

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More than 20 students are working in Washington, D.C.
summer fes katz nps
Jenny Katz ’19 M.F. is working with the National Park Service’s Center for Landscape Preservation, where she is helping to manage its historic plant nursery.
summer fes tawaza chocolate
As the environmental impact intern at Alter Eco, Maki Tawaza ’19 M.E.M. is using her management skills to help keep delicious organic chocolate treats eco-friendly.
summer fes Melaina Kylee
Melaina Dyck ’19 MESc and Kylee Chang ’19 MEM are studying agricultural production and cultural traditions of the indigenous communities of Peru and Ecuador.
summer abby synder usda
Abby Snyder ’18 MEM wrote a Greenhouse Gas Inventory Guidance report for dairy producers that was just approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
summer ali golden
Ali Golden ’19 M.E.M. is a sustainability intern at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Waltham, Mass, where she’s working on expanding the company’s glove and single-use garment recycling programs in their manufacturing facilities.
summer salas belize
This summer, Ki’ila Salas ’19 M.F. is researching how to recover the most economically important — yet most at-risk — trees in the rainforests of Belize.
summer cortney ahern
Working with Glynwood Farms, Cortney Ahern '19 M.E.M. investigated solutions to the pesky multiflora rose, a thorny rosebush. One of her solutions to deal with the roses? Goats!
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PUBLISHED: July 20, 2018
 

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