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Austin Dziki

Master of Forestry 2020
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Austin Dziki is a Master of Forestry Candidate specializing in climate mitigation, conservation, and rural sustainable development. In his work and studies at Yale, he has focused on natural and working lands solution to climate change, climate policy, and community forestry. Austin spent the summer of 2019 monitoring forest dynamics in montane forest fragments in Rwanda for his research and the summer of 2020 managing Yale's 7,800-acre school forest in NE Connecticut.

At the Center for Business and the Environment, Austin is a writer for the Conservation Finance Network. He is bringing his prior experience working with private landowners on land conservation and his more recent experience in international and sub-national climate policy to the table as he explores strategies for scaling up nature-based climate solutions.

Originally from Northeast Connecticut, Austin studied biology at The University of Vermont. He went on to conduct research in behavioral ecology at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, lived and worked in Panama and Colombia, and coordinated sustainable forest management and conservation among private landowner within the Yale School Forest's Quiet Corner Initiative.