Yale Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences, New Haven, CT. Master of Philosophy, 2012. Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT. Master of Forestry, 2010. State University of New York at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY. BA Physics, 2003
While at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Kris has served as a teaching fellow for master's level courses in Forest Stand Dynamics, Silviculture, Forest Health, and several courses in Environmental Statistics.
In addition to being a past President and active member of the Yale Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, he manages the Landscape Management Laboratory, the Greeley Memorial Laboratory Greenhouse, and is the Director of New Initiatives at the Yale School Forests.
Prior to coming to Yale, Kris taught Science and Environmental Science in Western Massachusetts where he founded the Southern Berkshire Regional Arboretum, a student led urban forestry project.