Student Affairs

Mission

With students at the heart of all that we do, the Office of Student Affairs creates holistic learning opportunities, programs and services that prepare environmentally focused students to lead, serve and become engaged members of a global society.

The Office of Student Affairs is committed to incorporating the foundational pillars of our community in all of the work we do – diversity, inclusion, collaboration, engagement, support, alignment and empowerment.

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Staff

Andres Fernandez

Andrés Fernández

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
andres.fernandez@yale.edu | Kroon Hall, Room 101

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Andrés Fernández Álvarez identifies as a person of the global majority (sometimes referred to as a minority or person of color in the U.S. context). He joined YSE in June 2021. Prior to Yale, Andrés was an Associate Dean at Brown University, an Assistant Dean at Oberlin College, an Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at Columbia University, an Advisor for Global Programs at New York University, the Translator to the Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations and a Project Manager in a Refugee Camp in Zambia. He hopes to become a reliable/valuable member of the YSE community as a whole and more specifically looks forward to connecting, supporting, and mentoring the student body through their journey at YSE. Finally, he looks forward to having everyone meet his wife Isabella and daughter Rumi.
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Alyssa Pereira

Assistant Director, Student Affairs & YSE Deputy Title IX Coordinator
studentaffairs.yse@yale.edu | Kroon Hall, Room 104

Alyssa Pereira serves the YSE community as the Assistant Director of Student Affairs and Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Alyssa completed her master’s degree in College Student Personnel Services at Arkansas State University and her bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Albertus Magnus College. As a passionate advocate for the college student experience, Alyssa has enjoyed a rich and varied career in student life. Alyssa has been responsible for student engagement, health and wellness, mentorship, and new student orientation. Alyssa leads the YSE Title IX Working Group as well as the YSE Wellness Working Group. She is also co-founder of SWAY (Student Wellness at Yale) a group of professionals across Yale who are passionate about bringing wellness resources and initiatives at the forefront of the student experience.

A native of Connecticut, Alyssa was born at Yale New Haven Hospital and grew up in North Haven, a small suburb outside of the City. She currently lives in the town of Bethany with her husband, three children and dog Zoe. In her free time she enjoys gardening, reading, decorating her home and traveling.
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Mia Wilson, LCSW

Embedded Counselor, Mental Health Provider
mia.wilson@yale.edu | Yale Health Center

My name is Mia Wilson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated with my MSW from New York University. I have experience with a variety of populations including birth to three, children and adolescents, adults, and people age fifty and over. I have worked in crisis, residential, and in-home settings. My philosophy is that people grow and change in many different ways throughout the course of their lives. We all experience challenges in our life where we could benefit from extra unbiased support. I am here to help as you navigate emotional development, trauma, grief/loss, or environmental/community stressors and factors. My approaches include insight-oriented therapy, CBT, and person-centered therapy. As the client, you are the expert on yourself and my job is to help you dig deeper to understand your most inner layer. My aim is to support you in your environment in reaching your goals. I am excited to begin working as the mental health provider for both the Law School and School of the Environment

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Cristina Violano

Administrative Assistant, Student Affairs
cristina.violano@yale.edu | Kroon Hall, Room 108

Cristina joined YSE in 2017 as an administrative assistant providing support to the Student Affairs and Registrar offices. When Cristina isn’t working she can be found trying new restaurants, exercising, or watching her favorite HGTV home improvement shows.

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Cloe Dickson

Student Assistant, Student Affairs
cloe.dickson@yale.edu

Cloe is a student in the Master of Environmental Science program at the Yale School of the Environment. She graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2019 with a BA in Environmental Studies and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Prior to coming to graduate school, she served in AmeriCorps as a Youth Development Coordinator at Alpine Achievers Initiative, where she supported students in rural southern Colorado schools. While in Boulder, she worked in zero waste and campus sustainability at the CU Environmental Center, as well as at CU Residence Life as a Resident Advisor and Community Assistant. She spent two summers as an undergraduate aridlands ecology research assistant, where she worked on projects such as wildfire fuel mitigation, biological soil crust regeneration, and native plant reintroduction across south-central Utah rangelands. She is now broadly interested in the political ecology and environmental history of natural resource conflict in the desert Southwest, with a particular focus on issues related to water and agriculture at Colorado's rural/urban interface. In her free time, you can find her somewhere outside, ideally in a tent or on a ski lift.
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Victoria Gramuglia

Student Assistant, Student Affairs
victoria.gramuglia@yale.edu

Victoria is a Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of the Environment. Her coursework has a specialized focus on Business and the Environment, with academic interests ranging from corporate sustainability, public-private partnerships with international organizations and the United Nations, and advancement of the 2030 Agenda through the empowerment of women and promotion of equitable, just societies. Prior to beginning her graduate studies at YSE, Victoria worked as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and CEO of the United Nations Global Compact, Ms. Lise Kingo of Denmark, who was succeeded by Ms. Sanda Ojiambo of Kenya in June 2020. In her free time, Victoria enjoys reading, choreographing contemporary dance, and spending time at the beach. She can be found touring mini golf courses across the Jersey Shore and loves ending the day with a scoop of coconut ice cream. Victoria graduated from Johns Hopkins University in May 2018 with a BA in Global Environmental Change and Sustainability, and a double-minor in Entrepreneurship & Management and Spanish Language & Hispanic Culture. She served as captain of JHU’s Jaywalk Dance Team and is a lifelong member of Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity for Women.