Class of 2019 First Destination - 6 Months Out

The Career Development Office conducts a survey six months after graduation each year, to determine the academic and employment activities of recent YSE graduates. 

The survey is a snapshot at 6 months post graduation, and includes only alumni who have participated in the survey.

2019 Master’s Graduates First Destination by Sector

Employment Sector Responses
Private (Business / Consulting) 34%
Not-for-Profit / Non-Governmental Organization 32%
Government / Intergovernmental / Public Sector 16%
Academics (K - Higher Education) 9%
Further Study 8%
Private (Business / Law) 1%

 *Based on 107 Responses
Pie chart of employment sector data (from table)

Academic (K - Higher Education)

  • Living Collections Fellow, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
  • Woodlands Manager and Science Educator, Proctor Academy, Andover, New Hampshire, USA
  • Research Associate, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Forest Management Fellow, Yale School of the Environment, Quiet Corner Initiative, New Haven, CT, USA
  • Forests Manager, Yale School Forests, Yale School of the Environment, New Haven, CT, USA
  • Research Assistant, Yale School of the Environment, New Haven, CT, USA
  • Online Programs Delivery Manager, Yale School of the Environment, Center for Business and Environmental at Yale, New Haven, CT, USA
  • Environmental Innovation Fellow, Yale University, TSAI City and Center for Business and Environment, New Haven, CT, USA

Further Study

  • Columbia University, Ph.D. , Sustainable Development, New York, NY, USA
  • El Colegio de Mexico, Fox Fellow, Mexico City, Mexico,
  • Florida State University, Ph.D., Geography, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Independent Research, Fox Fellow, Cape Town, South Africa
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urbana, IL, USA
  • University of Miami, Ph.D., Environmental Science & Policy, Miami, FL, USA
  • Yale Forestry & Environmental Studies, Ph.D., New Haven, CT, USA
  • Yale School of the Environment, Ph.D., New Haven, CT, USA
  • Yale School of the Environment, Ph.D., New Haven, CT, USA

Government/Intergovernmental/Public Sector

  • Energy Commission Specialist I, California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Energy Industry Analyst, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, USA
  • Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy
  • Climate Change Consultant, IDB Invest, Washington, DC, USA
  • Assistant Director, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Tokyo, Japan
  • Environmental Analyst II, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, Lowell, MA, USA
  • Judicial Law Clerk, New Jersey Judiciary, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
  • Empire Fellow, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Albany, NY, USA
  • Senior Business Development Analyst, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  • Environmental Coordinator, United States Department of Agriculture: U.S. Forest Service, Cody, Wyoming, USA
  • Judicial Clerk, United States District Court for the Central District of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Green Infrastructure Decision Analyst, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA
  • ORISE Fellow, Agricultural Water Quality, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA
  • ORISE Fellow, Office of Water, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Iowa Organizing Intern, Warren for President, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
  • Energy Analyst, World Bank, Washington, DC , USA

Private (Business/Consulting/Law)

  • CEO, Agios, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Data Analyst, American Philanthropic, Westchester, PA, USA
  • Senior Consultant, Anthesis Group, Boston, MA, USA
  • ESG Analyst, Ariel Investments, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Transport Analyst, BloombergNEF, New York, NY, USA
  • Analyst, CADEO, Washington, DC, USA
  • South East Asia Analyst, Carbon Trust, Singapore
  • Director, CCS Fundraising, New York, NY, USA
  • Architectural Staff, Centerbrook Architects, Centerbrook, CT, USA
  • Associate, CleanCapital, New York, NY, USA
  • Consulting Utility Forester, CN Utility Consulting , Lakeport, CA, USA
  • Analyst, CohnReznick Capital, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Sector Manager, CREO Syndicate, New York, NY, USA
  • Analyst, CustomerFirst Renewables, DC, USA
  • Project Developer, EDF Renewables, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Consultant II, Energy and Environmental Economics (E3), New York, NY, USA
  • Senior Manager, Cross-BioOncology, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Associate, Guggenheim Partners, New York, NY, USA
  • Environment and Strategy Leader for Energy, Environment & Utilities Global Industries, IBM, New York, NY, USA
  • ESG Controversies Analyst, Institutional Shareholder Services, Environmental, Social, Governance (ISS ESG), Rockville, MD, USA
  • Environmental Scientist, JM Sorge, Somerville, NJ, USA
  • Geospatial Environmental Scientist, Land IQ, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Regional Manager, Landmark Forestry, Monticello, KY, USA
  • Community Manager, Metropolis Technologies, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Policy Analyst, MJ Bradley & Associates, Concord, MA, USA
  • Senior Consultant, Quantis International, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
  • Legal Fellow, Shute, Mihaly and Weinberger LLP, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Community Partnerships Manager, East, Skinny Labs Inc. (dba Spin), San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Business Development Associate, TerraCycle - Loop , Trenton, NJ, USA
  • GIS Specialist, Tetra Tech ARD, Burlington, VT, USA
  • Business Development Manager, Upendo, Inc, Miami, FL, USA
  • Sales Analyst, Uplight, Boulder, CO, USA
  • NPO Manager, UPNDO, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Senior Lead, Sustainability, WeWork, San Francisco, CA, USA

Not-for-Profit/Non-Governmental Organization

  • Program and Research Associate, Aquaya, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Associate, BSR, New York, NY, USA  
  • Assistant Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative, South Jakarta, DKI Jakarta , Indonesia,  
  • Senior Analyst / Lead Cities Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), San Francisco, CA, USA  
  • Program Associate, ClimateWorks Foundation, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Consultant, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, DC, USA
  • Campaigns Director, Faithful America, New Haven, CT, USA  
  • Land Protection Specialist, Housatonic Valley Association, Cornwall, CT, USA  
  • Research Fellow, International Climate Governance, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), Paris, France  
  • Associate Researcher, International Council on Clean Transportation, San Francisco, CA, USA  
  • Associate Researcher, International Council on Clean Transportation, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Manager, Impact-Directed Environmental Accounts, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Executive Director, Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative, Jackson, WY, USA  
  • Stewardship Associate, Pacific Forest Trust, San Francisco , CA, USA
  • Gruber Fellow in Global Justice , Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, New Haven, CT, USA
  • Rainforest Journalism Fund Coordinator, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Washington, DC, USA  
  • Research Fellow/Contract Consultant, RESOLVE, Washington, DC, USA  
  • Program Assistant, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York, NY, USA  
  • Associate, Global Climate Finance, Rocky Mountain Institute, Boulder, CO, USA  
  • Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute, Washington, DC, USA
  • Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute, Boulder, CO, USA  
  • Chief of Research , Royal Society for Protection of Nature, Thimphu, BHUTAN, Bhutan  
  • Environmental Analyst II, San Francisco Estuary Institute, Richmond, CA, USA  
  • Land Acquisition Project Manager, Sonoma Land Trust, Santa Rosa, CA, USA
  • Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper, Sound Rivers, Washington, NC, USA  
  • Emerging Strategies Program Associate, The 11th Hour Project , Menlo Park, CA, USA  
  • Senior Associate, Coastal Wetlands and Coral Reefs, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington , DC, USA  
  • Program Officer, Verra, Washington, DC, USA  
  • Director of Education, Wesselman Woods, Evansville, IN, USA
  • Research Analyst, World Resources Institute , Washington , DC, USA  
  • Senior Program Officer, World Wildlife Fund, Washington , DC, USA  
  • Senior Program Officer, World Wildlife Fund, Washington DC, USA