Building a Greener Belt & Road

This piece is part of a series of posts looking to highlight the Global, Interdisciplinary and Entrepreneurial character of F&ES. It’s hard to keep track of all the initiatives students are involved in, and we hope to provide a spotlight for them. For prospective students who wish to know more, and current students who wish to have their work featured in this series, please email fesinfo@yale.edu.

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When it comes to the potential ramifications of international development and trade, F&ES students Tina Huang M.E.M. ’19 (China), Kate Logan M.E.M. ’20 (United States) and Nicholas Lo M.E.Sc ’19 (Hong Kong) share the goal of creating awareness among their peers, by making sure they spread dialogue in the U.S…

New Admissions Student Assistant, Sundara Bhandaram

Hello, my name is Sundara Bhandaram and I am a first year MEM student specializing in business and the environment. I am the newest student assistant with the Yale F&ES Admissions Office. Over the last two months, I have been able to dive into F&ES classes, culture, and life and I am incredibly honored and grateful to be a part of this wonderful community.

I was born in Hyderabad, India and moved to Southern California six years afterwards. Growing up in Southern California I loved being so close to the Pacific Ocean. However, I was always reminded that we lived in the desert as we had many water scarcity issues. There were many summers where we had water restrictions in place and I became intrigued by water issues in…

The other side of the river: Presenting about F&ES at home

Written by Javier Gonzalez Rivero ’19 M.E.M.

Do you remember being on the other side of the river? A few days ago, I traveled to Mexico City, the capital of my home country. I had the opportunity to visit ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) once again, a university where I graduated from with a diploma course in environmental economics. My time as an ITAM student in 2013 was a stepping stone that propelled me to come to F&ES.

The session was arranged in collaboration with the F&ES Admissions office, and the ITAM Office of International Affair. The goal of my visit was to explain recent changes in the F&ES curriculum, and to pique Mexican students’ interest on the 5 different programs offered by the school.

The…

Greetings from South Georgia! Meet the newest F&ES Admissions Counselor

Greetings from South Georgia!

My name is Wendi Hicks, and I am elated to be joining the F&ES Admissions & Financial Aid team as the new Admissions Counselor! I hail from Moultrie, Georgia and come to F&ES from Emory University down in Atlanta, GA where I served as an Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment. I bring almost 8 years of higher education experience in recruitment, admissions, and systems and look forward to working side by side with the wonderful members of the F&ES Admissions & Financial Aid, continuing to bring in awesome students from a variety of backgrounds and educational experiences.

While I have not studied at Yale or F&ES, I am currently in school working on my dissertation as a Doctor of Public Administration student, with…

Hello from Sage Hall! Meet the new member of the Admissions team

 

Hi! My name is Monica Nunez and I’m excited to be joining the very awesome F&ES Admissions team for the 2018-2019 academic year. I recently changed my student hat for a graduation cap, and today is my first day with an Admissions Recruiter hat!

The city of New Haven has kindly hosted me for two years now. Before getting here, I worked as a lawyer in my home city of Lima (Peru), splitting my professional experience between law firms and the Ministry of Environment – where I traveled through the country supervising and training government officials with environmental control functions.

So what is a lawyer doing at a Forestry and Environmental Studies school? My work experience made me realize how important interdisciplinary knowledge (and teamwork!) is…

Admitted Student FAQs

Admissions decisions have been released and we have been hearing some great questions. While there are many events coming up for both admitted and prospective students, I wanted to share some of the most common questions I have heard recently.

What is the difference between the old and new MEM curriculum?

The new curriculum places more emphasis on subject specialization while at the same time building common foundational skills and affording flexibility. Specializations have always been a part of the MEM program however students are now required to select a specialization and these areas of study have been revised and updated. The program includes a common perspectives course, and four half semester courses focused on interdisciplinary conversancy. Students will then take two core specialization classes and four electives…

Written by Sam Faries, MEM’19

I had begun to receive admissions decisions around this time last year. It was an exciting and nerve-racking time when I began to think about which graduate program I would attend with an actual list of programs to choose from rather than a list of pending applications. It is an important and difficult decision to make so I hope to help by offering up some things to consider when choosing an environmental graduate program.

Fit

How well a program fits with your expectation of what your graduate education should be is one of the most important factors to consider. The handful of environmental professional programs that many applicants apply to have different degree requirements, curriculum formats, and student body composition. Some important…

Lunar New Year Celebration

Authored by Tina Huang, MEM ’19

On Feb 10th, the Asia Student Interest Group (SIG) and the Coalition on Food and Agriculture (CAFE) co-hosted an event to celebrate Lunar New Year by making vegetable dumplings and having a community discussion on the sustainability of China’s food system. Lunar New Year is the most important celebration in many Asian societies. Just like the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, it is the time of the year that people go back home to reunite with families and friends to celebrate the arrival of a new year (2018 is the year of the dog!)

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Picture caption: Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES) students celebrate the

Benefits of F&ES Center and Programs

Authored by Sam Faries, MEM ’19

Many students at F&ES choose to supplement their coursework by taking on positions with one of the 15 Centers and Programs affiliated with F&ES or participating in their events. Centers and Programs are an integral part of the F&ES community and provide a wide range of functions supporting students, faculty, and staff. From sponsoring student internships and projects to creating symposia, conferences, newsletters, and outreach programs, Centers and Programs take on a vital role in educating students, providing opportunities, and preparing students for the workplace with hands-on experience in a variety of environmental topics.

One of the most accessible ways to benefit from the Centers and Programs is through the lecture series that many of the centers sponsor. These lecture series range…