Upon receiving his MF/MBA ('13) from Yale, Spenser joined New Island Capital as Real Assets Manager, where he oversaw management of directly-held timberland and farmland investments. He is now Senior Vice President, Real Assets at New Island Capital, where he manages investments in conservation-oriented forestry, sustainable agriculture, andenvironmental markets. He holds a Masters in Forestry and an MBA from Yale University. Prior to Yale, Spenser was a Program Officer for World Wildlife Fund’s Business & Industry team, where he worked in partnership with Fortune 500 companies to set absolute greenhouse gas reduction targets. Spenser has also worked in Morocco, Washington DC, and Zambia on economic growth projects for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Chemonics International. Spenser graduated summa cum laude from The Colorado College with a BA in International Political Economy and minors in French and African Studies, which took him to France, Rwanda, and Senegal. Spenser is a rural Oregon and Idaho native and enjoys backpacking in the West.