Students

For decades, the heart of the school’s community is its students. Master and PhD candidates join the school from all over the United States and globe, representing different disciplines, cultures, and perspectives. On campus, there is a constant buzz of student-organized activities and initiatives as diverse as their interests and backgrounds.

Eli Ward collecting data at her research plots at Yale-Myers Forest, Eastford, CT. Photo: Eli Ward.
January 7, 2021
Karam Sheban, Research Manager, MF ‘20 Shortly before COVID-19 began spreading across the globe, Americans received what we hoped would be the worst news of 2020: the Asian...
YTF students making wreath kits while staying socially distant at Yale-Myers Forest.
December 14, 2020
Sara Santiago Each December, Yale Temperate Forestry (YTF; Yale’s student chapter of the Society of American Foresters) holds a retreat at Yale-Myers Forest (YMF) to harvest...
Co-founders of the Initiative (left to right): Tiana Wilson-Blindman '21 M.E.M., James Puerini, '21 M.F., Leo Goldsmith '20 M.E.M., Cam Humphrey '21 M.E.M., & Humna Sharif '21 M.E.M.
September 25, 2020
The wildland fires of this summer have been one for the books. Not only have there been high risk and intensity fires, like everything else, COVID 19 has added another layer...
Devon Ericksen ‘20 M.F. collecting forest data on a field visit to Tennessee for TerraCarbon.
September 25, 2020
The Class of 2020 graduated in unusual circumstances, yet many of our Foresters are at work and out in the field. The places, sectors, and types of projects are diverse...
Students from Dr. Mark Ashton's Management Plans course smiling on the day of their final presentations.
July 1, 2020
Sara Santiago The Society of American Foresters is not only the national professional association and accreditation of our Masters of Forestry, but also a longstanding...
Pāpala (Charpentiera obovata) saplings ready for planting in a forest restoration project during Devon Ericksen's summer internship in Hawai'i
July 1, 2020
Forest restoration focused masters students Thomas Launer (M.F. ‘19) and Devon Ericksen (M.F. ‘20) recognized an academic and professionalization opportunity to broaden their...
Prescribed burn in Connecticut
May 21, 2020
The Wildfire SIG conducted an ecological prescribed burn with a local forester and landowner in Connecticut in Spring 2020. The goal of this student group is to raise...