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Kristen Jovanelly

Master of Forestry 2021
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Kristen Jovanelly is a Master of Forestry Candidate at the Yale School of the Environment where she focuses on forest conservation, cross-boundary land stewardship and agroforestry. At CBEY, Kristen is working on the Regenerative Agricultural Initiative, specifically exploring agroforestry as a natural climate solution and the farmer perspectives grounding the practice.

Kristen is interested in exploring the intersections of community and land and how interdisciplinary approaches can bolster ecological and social resilience. This summer she worked with the National Forest Foundation on a citizen-driven, rural model of Shared Stewardship in central Idaho to address forest health concerns and promote sustainable expansion of the recreation industry. While at YSE, Kristen works as an agroforester in residence at the Yale Sustainable Foods Program and as contracted educator for East Hartford social services.

Kristen holds a B.Sc in Conservation Biology and Francophone studies from St. Lawrence University. Prior to Yale, she worked in the non-profit sector in small, rural communities in from New York to Wyoming to French Guiana to strengthen connections between people and the environment.