Donovan Ervin is a second-year MBA/MEM student at the Yale School of Management (SOM) and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES). Originally from Garland, Texas, he earned his BA with honors in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford University. Upon graduation, Donovan lived and worked in Santarém, Brazil for an academic year as a Fulbright Scholar. He subsequently worked in various roles in the social sector in Chicago and Dallas, most recently as the Director of Strategy and Capacity Building at Social Venture Partners Dallas. He’s passionate about leveraging the power of multinational food-related business to drive social and environmental progress – both locally and globally.
While at Yale, Donovan serves as a Kerry Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, co-leads a leadership course at CBEY, serves on the Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity committee at F&ES, and is a Teaching Assistant for the Power and Politics core course at SOM.