Contact the Career Development Office

Our Team

Kevin Doyle
Executive Director
617-877-5804 Cell
Kathy Douglas
Senior Associate Director
203-436-4830
Maya Polan
Assistant Director
203-436-9631
Mariann Adams
Administrative Assistant
203 432-5126

CDO Vision

Inspire and prepare all students to pursue high impact environmental careers aligned with their individual abilities, experiences and interests.

CDO Mission

  • Proactively educate students to maximize their entire F&ES experience for impactful careers and lives.  
  • Cultivate strong relationships with leading domestic and international environmental employers.  
  • Support career related initiatives across F&ES.

Meet Our Student Staff!

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Peer Career Advisor Emily Auerbach

Emily is a third year MEM/MBA joint degree interested in building purpose driven brands. Before coming to Yale, Emily worked at the World Cocoa Foundation on sustainable supply chains for the cocoa and chocolate industry. She also worked as an edible landscape strategist for her alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Emily has spent her summers as a brand management intern at Pepperidge Farm, where she worked in the Distinctive Cookies division, and at Danone North America, where she worked on the Plant Based Yogurt Innovation team. Emily is thrilled to help her fellow FESers pursue career opportunities with confidence through her resume and cover letter reviews. 


Emily will hold drop in hours in Kroon Cafe for job search materials review.

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Program and Communications Assistant Bridget Gilmore


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is a first year MEM specializing in business and energy. She will, in her own words, "talk your ear off" about electric school buses if given the chance. Before coming to F&ES, she worked in Chicago with the Environmental Law and Policy Center. She coordinated annual conferences for scientists, policy-makers, and stakeholders to discuss pressing environmental management issues concerning the Great Lakes Region. As the CDO’s Program and Communications Student Assistant, Bridget hopes to generate meaningful connections for the F&ES community and foster transformational ideas.
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Peer Career Advisor Chris Perkins

Chris is a joint degree MEM/MBA between the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Yale School of Management, and is exploring the economic and cultural transition towards outdoor recreation and conservation. He spent the summer of 2019 working for the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee. Prior to Yale, Chris lived in Jackson, WY, and worked as a field educator for the Teton Science Schools and National Outdoor Leadership School, leading expeditions up to a month long in the Wind River Range. He also worked for the Center for Jackson Hole and SHIFT Festival, which explores the intersection of outdoor recreation, conservation, and next-generation relevancy. Chris also provides logistical support to the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge.

Chris will hold drop in hours in Kroon Cafe for job search materials review.
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Peer Career Advisor Humna Sharif

Humna is a first year MEM specializing in Water Resources Science and Management. She graduated with a bachelors of Environmental Science, and Environmental Thought and Practice from the University of Virginia. She has previous experience working for the career center at her undergraduate institution. After graduation she worked in Washington D.C. for a year at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation as a water intern and grants administrator. Humna enjoys drawing and exploring the outdoors in her free time, and is always ready for a game of softball. She looks forward to working with fellow FESers to help them apply to all the great opportunities coming through CDO.

Humna will hold drop in hours in Kroon Cafe for job search materials reviews.

CDO Staff

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Mariann Adams

Administrative Assistant

Mariann has been at F&ES since 1996. She has provided administrative support at the school for over twenty years, specializing in student affairs, business operations, and now she specifically supports the CDO and the career aspirations of current FESers. She is very interested in environmentalism and the work of F&ES. Mariann is a native of Connecticut, and currently resides in East Haven, close to the water. 
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Kathy Douglas

Senior Associate Director

Kathy has eighteen years of experience in career development and student services at Yale University, twelve of them at F&ES where she specializes in environmental careers. She served for five years at Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as Recruitment Coordinator for PhD and masters candidates in tech, biochemical research, investment banking, and management consulting. Kathy is an active member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), is a certified Myers-Brigg Practitioner, a certified LGBTQ SafeZone Trainer, and a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). In 2018, she was selected by the graduating F&ES class for the "People's Choice Award" for her leadership at the school.

Kathy holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, an M.F.A. in Museum Studies, a B.A. in Studio Art, and is a practicing poet. She has served the New Haven community on the Board of the YMCA Youth Center, an organization committed to at-risk youth.  She is a founding neighbor of the Nash Street Community Park, an Urban Resources Initiative urban restoration project.
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Kevin Doyle

Executive Director

Before coming to Yale in July, 2019, Kevin Doyle was an independent environmental consultant in Boston, serving clients nationwide with services in environmental workforce/career development, coastal management, renewable energy/energy efficiency, strategic planning, and multi-stakeholder facilitation. He is the professional development lead for the Coastal, Coral, and “Digital Coast” Management Fellowship Programs from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Before launching his consulting firm in 2007, Kevin was National Director of Program Development for the former Environmental Careers Organization, a national non-profit that partnered with dozens of agencies, businesses and nonprofits to create and manage over 11,000 employer-paid internships and fellowships for environmentally-focused college students and recent graduates. At ECO, Kevin edited and co-authored three popular environmental career reference guides from Island Press in Washington, DC.  Kevin’s other professional experiences include serving as Executive Director of Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation in Eugene, Oregon; and as a land use, energy, and community development planner for Kitsap County government in the greater Seattle region.
Maya Polan

Maya Polan

Assistant Director

Maya joined F&ES as the CDO Assistant Director after coordinating the Yale Visiting International Student Program, an honors study abroad program for international students and part of Yale College’s Center for International and Professional Experience. In addition to extensive work with international students at Yale, Maya's experience in higher education includes managing employer relationships, advising undergraduate and graduate students on their career development goals and strategies, and serving as Acting Director of Fine Arts Career Services at the College of Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin. At F&ES, Maya supports general CDO operations, manages recruitment activity on and off-campus, coordinates and develops internship funding, and runs the Environmental Leadership Mentoring (ELM) program.
 
A native of New Haven, Maya’s appetite for travel sent her to the University of Redlands in California to earn her BA, the School for International Training in Bali, Indonesia to study abroad, to Oregon State University for her MFA in creative writing, and to Wallowa County in Eastern Oregon to work for Fishtrap, a literary non-profit serving writers of the inland west. She returned to her hometown in 2016 and is currently pursuing a master's of public health at Southern Connecticut State University.