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Two Years Out: Recent Alumni Discuss Turning Grants and Case Competitions Into Career Opportunities

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Monday November 2, 2015, 11:45 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.
Evans Hall - 4430

​Join us as two recent alumni discuss how they used grants and case competitions at Yale to gain insights and access into the industries that they ultimately pursued.  This talk will feature:

  • Spenser Shadle (MF/MBA '13) manages conservation-oriented timberland and organic farmland investments at New Island Capital--an impact investment firm based in San Francisco
  • Patrick Hook (MF/MBA '13) decision support manager at Conservation Forestry, a timberland investment management organization based in Exeter, NH

While at Yale, Spenser Shadle and Patrick Hook received a grant from the Sobotka Research Fund to write a paper titled "Navigating Wetland Mitigation Markets: A study of risks facing entrepreneurs and regulators." Spenser and Patrick were also part of a student team that received first prize in the National Forest Foundation’s Business Concept Challenge for a proposal focused on financing restoration-based forest products businesses in rural Oregon.