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Darya Watnick

Master of Environmental Management 2021
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Darya Watnick is a Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of the Environment, where she is focusing on agriculture and food systems. At CBEY, she is a research assistant for the Regenerative Agriculture Initiative, where she is co-developing a soil health program and policy guidebook.

While at YSE, Darya had a summer fellowship with Mad Agriculture, a regenerative agriculture organization based in Boulder, Colorado. Currently, she is a consultant for the Colorado Collaborative for Healthy Soils and the student coordinator for the Ecosystem Management & Conservation specialization.

Prior to graduate school, Darya spent three years in Israel, volunteering with an Ethiopian community, studying at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, and working with EcoPeace Middle East, an environmental peacebuilding NGO. Most recently, Darya was the Director of Jewish Engagement at the Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC, where she had a fellowship in Jewish Outdoor, Food/Farming, and Environmental Education (JOFEE), working to integrate Jewish traditions and rituals with environmental and outdoor education.

Darya graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Religious Studies.