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Chris Perkins

MBA 2021
Master of Environmental Management 2021
Chris Perkins

Chris is a joint-degree M.E.M. and M.B.A. candidate at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) and Yale School of Management (SOM) from Seattle, WA. Chris works to support the development of the outdoor industry by examining opportunities for community economic development, novel strategies for natural resource management, and improved access and equity for park-poor communities.

Chris spent the summer of 2019 working for the Natural Resources Committee at the U.S. House of Representatives, and the summer of 2020 working for the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable on various outdoor recreation infrastructure initiatives.

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 YSE, he is the founder of Outdoor Rec Industry Student Interest Group, and produces the Heartwood Podcast alongside Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Thomas Easley. He also helps facilitate the CBEY 2050 Fellows, a monthly consortium with Patagonia Director of Philosophy Vincent Stanley.