Research Assistants

Project: Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance

Angie Hanawa is part of the 5-year Master of Environmental Management program with Yale College from Lima, Peru. She majored in Environmental Studies with a focus on Latin American policy and now focuses on the role of private industry in driving sustainability. She spent two years between her ...

Project: Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance

Cheryl Xiang is a senior at Yale College pursuing a degree in Economics & Mathematics. She has prior finance experience relating to sustainability and the natural resources sector. At Yale, she is also on the varsity women’s swim team.

Project: EPI

Mai Ichihara is a first-year Master of Environmental Management candidate specializing in industrial ecology, water resource management, and coastal resilience. She received her BA from George Washington University in international affairs. Before coming to Yale, Mai worked in Washington,...

Project: EPI

Jessica Gao is a senior at Yale College majoring in Statistics and Data Science. During her time at Yale, she has pursued research related to agriculture, health, and sustainable development.

Project: EPI

Lauren Boucher is a Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies pursing concentrations in environmental policy analysis and energy. Prior to attending Yale, she worked at a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. Lauren holds a...

Project: Communications

Mark DeSantis is a first-year MEM candidate at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Prior to his studies at Yale, Mark served as the Director of Community Partnerships at the National Park Foundation, the non-profit arm of the U.S. National Park Service. While there,...

Project: Communications

Lucy Kessler is a first-year MEM candidate at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Prior to Yale, Lucy managed communications and outreach at a clean energy nonprofit ...

Project: EPI

Valerie Pinkerton is a first-year Master of Environmental Management candidate specializing in environmental policy analysis. She received her BA from Columbia University in 2012 with a triple-concentration in environmental biology, economics, and political science. Before coming to Yale,...

Project: EPI

Natalie Spiegel is a first-year Master of Environmental Management candidate at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where she received two Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental Economics & Policy and Conservation &...