Incoming YSE Class Brings Variety of Views to Addressing At present’s Escalating Environmental Challenges

Bernard Nyanzu ’24 MF, a global scholar from Ghana, shall be focusing his research on ecosystem restoration.

The Yale Faculty of the Setting welcomed the 2022-2023 incoming class of 147 college students with a three-week MODs program — an annual orientation which incorporates workshops and actions at Yale-Myers Forest and in New Haven —and extra occasions together with a campus group day at Kroon Courtyard and an open home at Marsh Corridor at The Forest Faculty.

This 12 months’s class is comprised of scholars from 28 international locations and 27 states and U.S. territories. Greater than half of the category —85 out of the 147 —shall be a part of the Grasp of Environmental Administration program and 35 shall be pursing levels within the research-oriented Grasp of Environmental Science program. Fourteen college students are enrolled within the Grasp of Forestry program, and 4 incoming college students are pursuing Grasp of Forestry Science levels.

About one-fourth of the incoming class are U.S. college students of colour and greater than one-third are worldwide college students from international locations throughout the globe. The scholars have a mean of 4 years {of professional} expertise and vary in age from 22-62.

“Our incoming class of scholars comes from all around the world and brings a wide selection of lived experiences and views in addressing our escalating environmental challenges,” says Dean Indy Burke. “Their enthusiasm and dedication are significantly wanted. We’re excited to welcome them into our group and stay up for educating and studying from them.”

Catharina Damrell

Incoming scholar Catharina Damrell, of Maine, is pursing an MEM and MPH diploma.

MODs, held this 12 months between August 8-25, introduces all incoming grasp’s and doctoral diploma candidates to the gathering and evaluation of discipline knowledge and problem-solving strategies. Through the periods, incoming college students labored in Yale-Myers Forest in Eastford, Connecticut. In New Haven, in the course of the city portion of this system, college students met with group leaders and helped plant bushes within the metropolis.

Catharina Damrell, who’s pursuing an MEM in addition to an MPH diploma in local weather change and well being, says she is trying ahead to diving into her research on folks, fairness, and the surroundings.

“My hopes for this 12 months are to construct my expertise, broaden my horizons, and get to know a variety of totally different views,” says Damrell, who was visiting scholar golf equipment and exercise tables final Monday at Kroon Courtyard.

Bernard Nyanzu ’24 MF, a global scholar from Ghana, shall be specializing in ecosystem restoration at YSE. Small-scale mining actions in Ghana have led to a degradation of land there, says Nyanzu, who interned on the Ghana Environmental Safety Company the place he inspected and monitored mining websites.

“My hope is to assist convert degraded land in Ghana into productive forest land able to offering ecosystem providers and features,” he says.

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