Maureen Burke



Tel: 203 436-5918

Faculty Support
Timothy De Cerbo, 203 436-4421

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



MBA, Yale School of Management


Maureen Burke has been lecturing at Yale F&ES on topics related to business and the environment – since 2005.  She has over 25 years' experience in entrepreneurship and finance. She began her career as an underwriter and trader in Municipal Bond Finance. She left Wall Street to pursue an MBA in finance from the Yale School of Management (SOM).

Since graduating from SOM, she has been advising entrepreneurs and technology-based start-up companies. She has worked with entrepreneurs in a variety of areas –environmental technologies, consumer products, biotechnology, etc. Past clients include the Cleantech Venture Network, Alternity Wind, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation and Keren Pharmaceuticals.

At F&ES she teaches the Business & Environment Consulting Clinic – a real-life project based class that provides students with the opportunity to work on an environmental issue with business implications – for an external client (company or NGO).   She also teaches a course on basic accounting and financial concepts for environmental managers. 

Maureen is also a resource and advisor for F&ES student entrepreneurs looking to start companies after graduation. She works one-on-one with students on their specific business ideas.  She also offers popular training workshops to prepare students for entrepreneurial competitions such as the Sabin Prize at Yale F&ES, the Yale Entrepreneurial Society’s Venture Challenge and the Thorne Prize at the Yale School of Public Health.