Kathy Douglas

Associate Director, Career Development Office

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Tel: 203 436-4830

Administrative Assistant
Mariann Adams, 203 432-5126

Mailing Address
Yale School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511



MFA Creative Writing and Literature, Bennington College MFA Museum Studies, Syracuse University


Kathy focuses on counseling returning and second year students. She has eleven years of experience in master's and PhD-level career services at Yale, the last six at F&ES. For five years, she coordinated on-campus recruiting for Graduate Career Services, bringing nonacademic career opportunities to PhD candidates in over 70 degree programs.

Kathy has a breadth of knowledge of green, sustainability and environment-related careers, and expertise in resume, cover letter, personal statement writing, networking, job search research and salary negotiations. Kathy is a certified practitioner in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment and introduced and administers CareerLeader, a career development assessment tool available to all F&ES students. She completed the NACE Management Leadership Institute in 2012, a week-long training program with peers from over 50 colleges and universities nationally. She has trained as a career coach through the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and as a federal career advisor through the Partnership for Public Service.

Kathy is a member of NetImpact! and the National Association of Colleges and Employers. She has lived in New Haven for 20 years and serves on the board of the New Haven YMCA Youth Center as a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Communications Committee. She holds two master of fine arts degrees, one in Museum Studies from Syracuse University and one in Creative Writing and Literature from Bennington College.