Four F&ES Students Named Kerry Fellows

Note: Yale School of the Environment (YSE) was formerly known as the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES). News articles and events posted prior to July 1, 2020 refer to the School's name at that time.

kerry initiative fellows yale FES 18 Nora Moraga-Lewy ’19 M.E.M., left, Donovan Ervin ’20 M.E.M., Austin Bryniarski ’19 M.E.Sc., and Alexander Nassikas ’21 M.E.M./M.A.
The Kerry Initiative has named 17 Yale students, including four from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES), as Kerry Fellows for the 2018-19 academic year.
The fellows, who come from across the university community, will work with former Secretary of State John Kerry ’66 on research and high-profile publications for a global audience.
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Fellows are selected based on outstanding academic or professional achievements, particularly related to interdisciplinary work in a series of core subjects, including capacity building and climate change and environmental threats.

The four F&ES students are Austin Bryniarski ’19 M.E.Sc., Donovan Ervin ’20 M.E.M., Nora Moraga-Lewy ’19 M.E.M., and Alexander Nassikas ’21 M.E.M./M.A.
Launched last year, the Kerry Initiative, which is based at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on pressing global challenges through teaching, research, convenings, and international dialogue.
“The Kerry Fellows are an outstanding group of individuals with diverse experiences from all over the world,” said Kerry. “I am inspired by their passion and commitment to making a difference and look forward to working closely with them on today’s most pressing global challenges.”