Khaya Klanot

Khaya Klanot is a junior from Florida in Franklin College studying Applied Math. She participates in rock climbing, women’s rugby, and extracurricular research on modeling physical processes with machine learning techniques. She is interested in sustainability, especially in its overlap with climate and data science, and is excited to combine this with her interest in athletics through involvement with Bulldog Sustainability.

 

Sofia Menemenlis

Sofia Menemenlis is a junior in Timothy Dwight College. She is a member of Yale’s varsity gymnastics team and is majoring in Geology & Geophysics and Global Affairs. Over the summer she worked as a field assistant for a project studying tectonic carbon fluxes in the Cyclades and as an intern for the United Nations Development Programme in Barbados and the OECS. This year, she is excited to continue working towards sustainability in athletics with Bulldog Sustainability. 

Giovy Webb

Giovy Webb is a junior in Pauli Murray College. She plays for the varsity softball team and loves being a member of Bulldog Sustainability! She spent this summer working with the Yale Investments Office conducting research that will hopefully help Yale reach its future endowment and sustainability goals. She also spent time as a Research Assistant and Data Analyst coding at SOM. Towards the end of summer, Giovy left New Haven to explore Southeast Asia and work at an elephant sanctuary in Sri Lanka.  She also spent time in Dubai and the Maldives. Giovy is majoring in Ethics, Politics and Economics and is a Geology and Geophysics Energy Studies Scholar. She is passionate about sustainability, minimizing waste, and maximizing the proper management of natural resources and she can’t wait to make more positive changes around campus as a member of the Bulldog Sustainability Team!

 

Kira Woods

Kira Woods is a senior in Silliman majoring in Political Science. She spends the bulk of her time out on the water as the captain of Yale’s varsity sailing team. She spent her summer interning in New York City at a hospitality tech company, working at the intersection of data analytics and restaurants. Kira is excited to continue her work with Bulldog Sustainability and hopes to focus her attention this year on reducing waste within both the Yale community and athletics.

Miranda Papes

Miranda Papes is a sophomore in Pauli Murray College from Dallas, Texas. She is majoring in History, with a focus on European Studies, and Psychology. Miranda is also a pitcher on the Yale Varsity Softball Team and a member of Yale’s chapter of Alpha Phi. She is an avid world traveler, which is how she found her passion for the ocean and its marine life. Not only did Miranda spend countless summers scuba diving in the Caribbean, but this past summer she visited the country of Sri Lanka. Visiting Sri Lanka really excited her to find ways to save the environment, especially by eliminating air pollution and deforestation.

Konrad Collins

Konrad Collins is a first-year in Trumbull College and a member of the Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Team. From Bend, Oregon—an outdoorsy and small mountain town—he was involved with preservation efforts that included tree restoration and planting as well as the maintenance of Oregon’s many beautiful lake, river and mountain trails. His interests include Cognitive Science, Art, and Architecture (especially sustainable architecture). This year he’s most excited to be a part of the Bulldog Sustainability team and is greatly looking forward to aiding Yale Athletics in their attempt to minimize waste and maximize eco-efficiency.

Lenny Jenkins

Lenny Jenkins is junior in Pierson College majoring in Political Science and also completing the Energy Studies Program. He is a heavyweight crew rower and spent the summer rowing at the Henley Royal Regatta and competing at the U23 World Rowing Championships. Last semester he worked at the Yale School of Forestry on a regenerative agriculture project which he loved. He is originally from a small town in New Zealand called Ohope and as such was raised with a passion for the outdoors and the environment. He hopes to write his thesis on the intersection between international policy and environmental strategy.