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    Class of 2022 Master’s Graduate First Destinations

    The Office of Career and Professional Development 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.


    First Destination — by Sector
    Class of 2022, six months post-graduation
    Sector Respondents Percent
    Academic (K - Higher Education) 5 4%
    Further Study 10 8%
    Government / Intergovernmental/Public Sector 20 17%
    Not-for-Profit / Non-Governmental Organization 31 26%
    Private (Business / Consulting / Law) 55 45%
    Total 121 100%


    Salary Ranges — by Sector
    Class of 2022, six months post-graduation
    Sector Respondents Median Range
    Government / Intergovernmental/Public Sector 18 $60-70k $50-130k
    Not-for-Profit / Non-Governmental Organization 31 $70-80k $30-150k
    Private (Business / Consulting / Law) 55 $100-110k $50-170k+
    Total 109 $80-90k $30-170k+


    Class of 2022 First Destination by Sector

    Master's degree class of 2022, six months after graduation.

    Academics (K - Higher Education)

    • Kelly Education, Science Teacher, Bridgeport, CT
    • Yale Center for Business and the Environment, Equitable Energy Program Manager, New Haven, CT
    • Yale School of the Environment, Postgraduate Fellow, New Haven, CT
    • Yale School of the Environmental, Agroforestry Fellow, New Haven, CT
    • Yale University, Postgraduate Associate, New Haven, CT

    Government/Intergovernmental/Public Sector

    • Addison County Regional Planning Commission, GIS Manager & Natural Resources Planner, Middlebury, VT
    • California Coastal Commission, NOAA Coastal Management Fellow, San Francisco, CA
    • California Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Scientist, Sacramento, CA
    • Connecticut Department of Transportation, Governor's Fellow, Newington, CT,
    • Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Rate Specialist, New Britain, CT
    • County of Yolo, California, Sustainability Manager, Woodland, CA
    • Federal District Court of Vermont, Judicial Law Clerk, Burlington, VT
    • Federation of American Scientists, Impact Fellow for Wildfire and Nature-Based Solutions at the White House Office of Management and Budget, Washington D.C.
    • Government of Maharashtra, Managing Director, Haffkine Biopharmaceuticals Corporation Ltd., Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    • National Park Service, Program Analyst, Boulder, CO
    • New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services/Tidal Basin Government Consulting, Climate Policy Specialist, AlbaNew York, NY
    • Sonoma Resource Conservation District, Forestry Technician, Santa Rosa, CA
    • United States Agency for International Development, Country Desk Officer, Washington, D.C.
    • United States Bureau of Reclamation, Program Analyst, Water Resources and Planning Office, Denver, CO
    • United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, Urban Soil Conservationist, Troy, NY
    • United States Department of Energy, Energy Justice Management & Program Analyst, Washington, D.C.
    • United States Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Specialist, Washington, D.C.
    • United States Forest Service, Adaptive Management Specialist, Fort Collins, CO 
    • United States Forest Service, ORISE Fellow, Seattle, WA

    Not-for-Profit/Non-Governmental Organization

    • AdkAction, Executive Director, Keeseville, NY
    • C40 Cities, Intern, New York, NY
    • Climate Analytics Inc, Junior Implementation Strategist, New York, NY
    • Coalition for Green Capital, Director of Policy and Network, Washington, D.C.
    • Colorado Clean Energy Fund, Program Manager, Denver, CO
    • Environmental Defense Fund, Senior ESG Analyst, New York, NY  
    • Environmental Defense Fund, Project Management Fellow, San Francisco, CA
    • Evergreen Action, Power sector policy lead, New Haven, CT
    • Hill Country Alliance, Water Program Manager, Austin, TX
    • Joules Accelerator, Marketing & Community Manager, Charlotte, NC
    • National Association of State Energy Officials, Program Manager, Arlington, VA
    • National Association of Wetland Managers, Environmental Analyst, Portland, ME
    • New York Botanical Garden, Director of the Thain Family Forest, Bronx, NY
    • Ocean Conservancy, Lead Research Analyst, Remote
    • Pan American Development Foundation, Program Associate (Humanitarian Program), Washington, D.C.
    • Pew Charitable Trusts, Principal Associate, Washington, D.C.
    • Potomac Conservancy, Director of Land Conservation, Silver Spring, MD
    • Restauremos El Colorado, Gruber Fellow, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
    • Round River Conservation Studies, Program Instructor, Maun, Botswana
    • The Nature Conservancy, Blue Carbon Specialist, Nassawadox, VA
    • The Nature Conservancy, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, Remote
    • The Pew Charitable Trusts, Principal Associate, Washington, D.C.
    • The Rockefeller foundation, Strategic project lead, Nairobi, Kenya
    • University of California Berkeley, Methane Policy Fellow, Berkeley, CA
    • UPROSE, Energy Democracy Coordinator, Brooklyn, NY
    • Virginia Interfaith Power and Light, Faith Outreach Coordinator and Transit Campaign Lead, Richmond, VA
    • Wildlife Conservation Society, Wild Animal Keeper, Brooklyn, NY
    • Wildlife Conservation Society, GIS and Forest Analyst, Washington D.C.
    • Winrock International, Senior Program Associate, Arlington, VA
    • World Business Council of Sustainable Development, Consultant, New York, NY
    • World Resources Institute, Senior Research Associate, Ocean Data, Washington, D.C.
    • World Resources Institute, Research Analyst II, Cities4Forests and Natural Infrastructure, Washington, D.C.

    Private (Business/Consulting)

    • 3Degrees, Policy Manager, Carbon Markets, San Francisco, CA
    • Abt Associates, Analyst, Cambridge, MA
    • AES Clean Energy, Associate, Growth Strategy, Arlington, VA
    • Amazon.com, Energy Operations Manager, Seattle, WA
    • Boston Consulting Group, Associate, Shanghai, China
    • BlackRock, Analyst, New York, NY
    • Booz Allen Hamilton, Environmental Protection Specialist, Washington, D.C.
    • Boston Consulting Group, Senior Associate, New York, NY
    • Cisco Systems, Business Analyst, New Haven, CT
    • Citigroup, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Banking Sustainability and Corporate Transitions, New York, NY
    • Clear Strategy Inc., Associate, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • ClearFlame Engines, VP of Strategy, Denver, CO
    • ConnectGen LLC, Renewable Development Associate, Houston, TX
    • Copenhagen Offshore Partners, Graduate Analyst, Boston, MA
    • Corporate Citizenship, Senior Consultant, New York, NY
    • Deloitte LLP, Sustainability Senior, Stamford, CT
    • DSD Renewables, Head of Policy/Sr. Director, Washington, D.C.
    • Environmental Resource Management, Senior Consultant, New York, NY
    • Esherick Homsey Dodge and Davis Architecture, Climate Strategist, San Francisco, CA
    • Eversource, Energy Efficiency Consultant, Berlin, CT
    • Foodprint Group, Zero Waste Specialist, Remote
    • FTI Consulting, Senior Consultant, Boston, MA
    • Greenskies Clean Energy, Asset Management Analyst, New Haven, CT
    • Hart Howerton, Architectural Designer, New York, NY
    • Industrial Economics, Incorporated, Science Associate, Cambridge, MA
    • JPMorgan Chase & Co, Senior Associate - Sustainability, New York, NY
    • JPMorgan Chase & Co, Operational Sustainability Associate, Washington, D.C.
    • Lumentum, Quality Engineer - LCA Specialist, San Jose, CA
    • McKinsey & Company, Business Analyst, Shanghai, China
    • McKinsey & Company, Fellow Associate, Berlin, Germany
    • Mill Creek Renewables, Environmental Compliance Manager
    • MUFG Bank, Associate, Investment Banking, Los Angeles, CA
    • Nomura, Associate, San Francisco, CA
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sustainability Manager, Denver, CO
    • Rincon Consultants, Climate Action Planner, Oakland, CA  
    • S&P Global, Research Analyst II, Washington, D.C.
    • Schneider Electric Sustainability Business, Sustainability Consultant
    • Schneider Electric Sustainability Business, Sustainability Consultant  
    • Sealed Air Corporation, Sustainability Specialist, fully remote, Washington, D.C.
    • Sol Systems, Business Development Associate, Washington, D.C.
    • Spring Lane Capital, Associate, Boston, MA
    • Stantec, Public Affairs Specialist, Los Angeles, CA
    • Stantec, Community Resilience Specialist, Laurel, MD
    • Stinson LLP, Attorney, Dallas, TX
    • Terra Global Capital, Remote Sensing Associate, Remote
    • The Cool Down, Digital Content Manager, Remote
    • Ulteig, Technology Innovation Associate, Denver, CO
    • Utilidata, State Policy and Regulatory Lead, Providence, RI
    • Walmart, Senior Manager, Sustainability, Bentonville, AR
    • Weston & Sampson, Architect - Climate Resiliency, Boston, MA
    • World Tree, Los Angeles, CA
    • WSP USA, Associate Consultant, Chicago, IL
    • WSP USA, Assistant Consultant Environmental Planner, Providence, RI

    Private (Law)

    • Anderson & Kreiger LLP, Associate Attorney, Boston, MA
    • Mead, Talerman & Costa, LLC, Attorney, Newburyport, MA

    Further Study

    • Fox International Fellow, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Fulbright Scholar, Rabat, Morocco
    • Fulbright Scholar, Tetiaroa, French Polynesia
    • Ph.D. Student, Pennsylvania State, Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management, State College, PA
    • MBA Student, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford, CA
    • Ph.D. Student, University of California, Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy, &, Berkeley, California
    • Ph.D. Student, University of California, Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Berkeley, CA
    • Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan, School for Environment and Sustainability, Ann Arbor, MI
    • Ph.D. Student, Yale University, School of the Environment, New Haven, CT