Student Affairs


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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Alyssa Pereira

Assistant Director, Student Affairs & YSE Deputy Title IX Coordinator | 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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Cristina Violano

Administrative Assistant, Student Affairs | 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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Jenna Musco

Student Assistant, Student Affairs

Jenna is a Master of Environmental Management student at the Yale School of the Environment, specializing in People, Equity, and Environment. Her research and coursework focuses on environmental justice, the role of social science, moral theory, and values in environmental problem solving, and higher education leadership in a just transition to a sustainable world. She is a member of the Community Conversations planning committee and the Environmental Justice student interest group, serves as one of the student coordinators for the People, Equity, and Environmental learning community, and works in the Center for Business and Society. Prior to graduate school, Jenna worked as Assistant Director in the Sustainability Office at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. In this role, she developed and implemented Dartmouth’s sustainability offerings to support experiential learning, inclusive community building, and transformation of the campus’ operations. She led strategic planning efforts to set institution-wide sustainability goals, to reduce impacts from waste and campus food sourcing, and to develop programming and infrastructure at the Dartmouth Organic Farm. She has developed and delivered leadership training programs for students building on awareness-based systems change and design thinking concepts. Jenna enjoys gardening, exploring the woods, skiing, baking, and doing puzzles, always with her two dogs in tow. When she’s not in New Haven, she can be found raising a rotating gaggle of farm animals. Jenna graduated from Dartmouth College in June 2011 with a BA in Anthropology and Environmental Studies.
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Cloe Dickson

Student Assistant, Student Affairs

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 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.