Sara Schwartz

Sara Schwartz is a second year Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies specializing in water resources. Upon graduation she plans to improve how communities manage water and wastewater by incorporating more green infrastructure and natural infrastructure such as forests and wetlands. Sara received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and International Relations from American University where she led several projects with the University’s Office of Sustainability. She believes teamwork and positivity are key to solving environmental challenges, and she looks forward to working with the Yale community on sustainability initiatives.

Kevin Lin

Kevin Lin is a sophomore in Pierson College from Brooklyn, New York. He is a prospective Environmental Studies and Global Affairs double major passionate about sustainable development and environmental education. His past experience includes research in plant-parasitic nematodes, environmental science curriculum design, and successful initiatives in sustainability stewardship and education. Furthermore, he has traveled to places such as Brazil’s Amazon rainforest and the Galapagos Islands to study biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, most recently in Beijing, China. He is excited to continue developing his skills in sustainability stewardship and environmental education at Yale.

Sofia Menemenlis

Sofia Menemenlis is a freshman in Timothy Dwight College.  She has served as a fellow with the Alliance for Climate Education, studied methane emissions with California’s Air Resources Board, and led projects to improve sustainability in her school district.  She has not decided on a major, but is excited to continue pursuing her interests in sustainability and environmental issues at Yale.  Sofia is also on Yale’s varsity gymnastics team and loves to spend time outdoors. 

Grace Castillo

Grace Castillo is a junior majoring in English. Her past experience includes research on urban ecological design in Baltimore parks, social media work for the Yale Farm, and health and wellness support for LG&E/KU. Grace hopes to pursue a path in Environmental Studies or Public Health, and she is particularly interested in the potential overlap between the two fields. Grace is a member of the Yale Glee Club and a writer for the Yale Daily News Science & Technology section.