YSE graduates attending commencement ceremonies at Kroon Hall

Commencement 2022 Wrap-Up

This year, the Yale School of the Environment celebrated three different graduating classes with two separate ceremonies. 

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    Class of 2022

    Graduates celebrating the conferring of their degrees

    Brave, Persistent, and Nimble, the YSE Class of 2022 is Ready to Defy the Odds

    After facing “the toughest challenge in a generation,” the YSE Class of 2022 graduated May 23 with a unique sense of community and the will to lead.

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    Meet the Graduates

    Akshyah Krishnakumar

    YSE Class of ’22: Akshyah Krishnakumar Seeks to Make Change from the Inside

    Akshyah Krishnakumar is seeking to achieve clean energy goals by working from the inside — starting with the fourth largest corporation in the world.

    Portrait of Kyle Lemle

    YSE Class of ’22: Kyle Lemle’s Love of Forests Guides His Work on Climate Change

    Whether leading climate protests, fighting for Indigenous land rights, or working the land at Yale-Myers, Kyle Lemle is keeping his focus on the importance of forests.


    YSE Class of ’22: Lovinia Reynolds is Headed Home to Fight for Climate Justice

    Returning to her native Brooklyn, Lovinia Reynolds is graduating from YSE with an eye on climate justice in the largest city in the U.S.

    Kristina Rodriguez in front of Kroon Hall

    YSE Class of ’22: Kristina Rodriguez is Focused on Preserving Coastal Ecosystems

    A childhood appreciation of South Florida’s dunes and mangroves led Kristina Rodriguez to become deeply invested in conserving the state’s coastal ecosystems for future generations.

    Classes of 2020 and 2021

    Graduates hugging before YSE commencement ceremonies

    YSE Welcomes Back Classes of 2020, 2021 for In-Person Alumni Commencement Celebration

    Nearly 100 graduates returned to campus with family and friends for an in-person celebration, which included ceremonies at Old Campus and Kroon Courtyard.

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    Classes of 2020 and 2021

    Alumni Commencement Celebration for Classes of 2020, 2021