Chris Perkins is a joint-degree M.E.M. and M.B.A. candidate from Seattle, WA. Chris works to support the future of the conservation movement by building resilient structures for natural resources stewardship and next-generation environmental leadership. Chris spent the summer of 2019 working for the Natural Resources Committee at U.S. House of Representatives.
Before Yale, Chris lived in Jackson, WY, where he worked at the Center for Jackson Hole, the nonprofit responsible for the SHIFT Festival, an exploration of outdoor recreation, conservation, and public health. At FES, he is the founder of Outdoor Rec Industry Student Interest Group at Yale FES, and produces the Heartwood Podcast alongside Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Thomas Easley. He also provides logistical support to the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge.