MEM
Specialization

People, Equity, and the Environment

Our Vision

The purpose of this specialization is to give today's professional environmental managers a range of theoretical, conceptual, and methodological skills necessary for understanding how to critique, improve and implement models of environmental management that address historically engrained challenges. For these reasons, this specialization expands beyond ahistorical and technical training by focusing students on historical processes, power dynamics and changing societal values.

Careers

For students specializing in People, Equity, and the Environment, the Career Development Office (CDO) recommends:
  • Search the school’s internal recruiting platform F&ES Next by specialization (under the F&ES Job Search tab) to see what employers looking for F&ES talent are currently offering in the field. Explore opportunities in F&ES Next.
  • Join at least one professional association. Associations are great networking resources and hold conferences, post jobs and internships, and keep members up to date on industry trends. Consider organizations like the Society for Applied Anthropology. (Always look out for great student rates!) Check out the complete list of CDO-recommended professional associations by field.
  • Pay special attention to field-specific fellowships and funding available through F&ES, Yale, and beyond, which often support summer opportunities that can springboard new professional trajectories. Of note for this group is the Cameron Speth Fellowship.