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.

Students gather for a sunny spring sunchoke harvest in the forest garden. Theodoretus Breen, a PhD student in the School of Music, organized the event. He has served as a summertime caretaker for the forest garden for the previous two years, highlighting the ways the garden welcomes community stewardship from across the university and the city. Photo courtesy of Musa Joko ’22 MF.
May 17, 2021
By Emily Sigman ’21 MF, ’21 MA Global Affairs Walking past the inviting courtyard between Kroon and Sage Hall, you would never guess that just five years ago the space was an...
First year MFS Eudora Miao pauses with a frog during field work at Yale-Myers Forest. Photo courtesy of Jess Lloyd '20 MF.
May 13, 2021
By Eudora Miao ’22 MFS, Assistant Forest Manager The air was warm and the mosquitos still swarming; the trees still lush green and the breeze a blessing. But the camp stays...
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...