YSE Reunion 2021

Join us for YSE Reunion October 7-10, 2021

YSE Alumni from all classes and their families are invited!

This year we will celebrate the classes of 2021, 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971, 1966, 1961, 1956, 1951, etc. 
Kroon Hall

As part of a community dedicated to reducing the transmission of COVID-19, Yale has chosen to substantially limit many in-person activities, including those that bring visitors to campus or cause people to travel. Given this, and the evolving nature of the ongoing pandemic, YSE Reunion 2021 will be held virtually.  

We have an engaging and varied program for our virtual reunion, including time for classes to gather with special guests, opportunities to showcase alumni achievements and learn new things, and good old-fashioned fun. 

We look forward to the day that we can welcome you back in person, but in the meantime, we will enjoy your virtual presence at YSE Reunion 2021!

Schedule of Events

All times are EDT. Links for all events will be sent by email after registration.

Thursday, October 7

6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
YSE Alumni Association Board Alumni Awards Ceremony

Introduction by YSE Dean Indy Burke

Distinguished Alum Seminar: Nan Jenks-Jay, '86 M.E.S.
Introduction by Professor Dorceta Taylor M.F.S. ‘85, Ph.D. ’91 

7:15- 7:35
Distinguished Alum Seminar: Dechen Dorji '01 M.E.M.
Introduction by Professor Tim Gregoire

7:35- 7:45
Prospect Street Award: Daniel Piotto '06 M.F., '11 Ph.D.
Introduction by Professor Florencia Montagnini

Distinguished Alumni Award 
The Distinguished Alumni Award honors the contributions and achievements of YSE alumni who have had distinguished careers and made significant contributions to the field of conservation, environmental science, and management. This year's awards will focus on members of the reunion classes (‘1s and ‘6s). Two Distinguished Alumni awards are given each year. 

Prospect Street Award 
The Prospect Street Award recognizes a graduate of the last decade (2011-2021) who embodies the spirit of YSE by having applied their education, energy and enthusiasm and demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity to make a significant impact in their field. 

8:00 pm
Alumni of Color Gathering
Virtual intergenerational gathering of alumni of color, coordinated by the YSE Alumni Association Board Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and alumni volunteers. 

Friday, October 8

5:00 p.m.- 5:40 p.m.
State of the School, YSE Dean Indy Burke
5:40 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Faculty Panel

Dr. Luke Sanford -  Professor of Environmental Policy
Dr. Nyeema Harris - Professor of Wildlife and Land Conservation

7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Reunion Weekend TGIF
Virtual TGIF with alumni, faculty, students, and staff.

Networking and building professional connections

Social hour with new and old friends! 


Saturday, October 9

Class Gatherings
Individual classes will have the opportunity to gather virtually, with the option to have a special faculty guest.

Class of 1981  | 10:00 a.m.
Class of  2001 | 10:00 a.m.
Class of 2016  | 10:00 a.m. with Joanne DeBernardo
Class of 1975  | 11:00 a.m. with Professor Marian Chertow
Class of 1976  | 11:00 a.m.
Class of 1991  |  7:00 p.m. 
Class of 1996  |  7:00 p.m. 
Class of 2021  |  7:00 p.m. 

Links provided by email

8:30 - 9:30pm 
YSE Talent Show
Join us for the second annual virtual YSE Alumni talent show! The participation will be virtual, but the talent will be real!

Been passing the time learning new skills, or brushing up old ones? Have a great COVID song cover? This is your chance to shine in front of a loving audience that can appreciate you only as YSE Alumni Can!

Please share your talent! Submit your prerecorded act here!


Sunday, October 10

Class Gatherings
Individual classes will have the opportunity to gather virtually, with the option to have a special faculty guest. 

Class of 1986  | 11:00 a.m. 
Class of  2006 | 11:00 a.m. with Professors Amity Doolittle & Bill Burch
Class of 2018 and 2019  | 11:00 a.m. with Professor Shimi Anisfeld
Class of 2011  | 12:00 p.m.

  Links provided by email

NOTE: The Yale Wilbur Cross Medal Seminar originally scheduled for Monday, October 11 as been postponed in light of developemnts with the pandemic.


Enjoy Anytime

YSE Tour 360
360 Tour of Kroon and other YSE Buildings
Extend your visit with a self-guided journey through YSE buildings in New Haven and at Yale-Myers Forest. See new buildings, revisit old haunts and learn something new!

Start Tour
Also available in VR View

Kroon Hall: Lessons Learned from a Decade on the Leading Edge

Join Sara Smiley Smith ’07 M.E.Sc./M.P.H., ’16 Ph.D, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Research and Sustainability at YSE, for a tour through the School's flagship building, its sustainability features, and what we have learned as we've studied and worked in Yale's first  LEED Platinum building over the last decade.

Sunset Ceremony

An opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of alumni who have recently passed with their class and family members.

Who's Coming?

As of 10/06/21

Oakleigh Thorne
Mike Gawel
Michael Finkbeiner
Elliot Porter
Alyn Robinson Caulk
Ryan Douglas
Evan S. Griswold
Andrew Lachman
Jane Levy
Hallie Metzger
Constance Reed
Randolph Austin
Anne Peters
James Guldin
Pam Kohlberg
Jim Lyons
Charles Dvorsky
Thomas McHenry
Jane Sokolow
Lillian Beerman
Olufemi Olaleye
Gail Reynolds
Marcia Sailor
Ada Ndeso-Atanga
Timothy Gregoire
Molly Harriss Olson
Catherine McConnell
Florencia Montagnini
Elliott Gimble
Nan Jenks-Jay
Julie Dunlap
Kate Shaw
Jennifer Allen
Julie Bourns
Kyle Datta
Christine Laporte
Ann Camp
Marco Lowenstein
Mary Miller
Susannah Troner

Susan Brodie
Margo Burnham
Jane Coppock
Peggy Cymerys
Gillian Davies
Diane Walworth Duva
Jennifer Greenfeld
Anthony Gordon
Peyton Curlee Griffin
Suzy Hodgson
Ingrid Hopkins
Anne Marsh
Beth Mullin
Peter Schuyler
Richard Wallace
Don Chen
Mary Verner
Sara St Antoine
Jennifer Palmiotto
Diana Wheeler
Gina Durante
Kristen Steck
Saleem Ali
Alison Barlow
Christina Cianfrani
Dr. MK Dorsey
Gary Dunning
Liza Esser
David Ganz
Elizabeth Grinspoon
Christopher Hanson
William Martin
Alison Ormsby
Astrid Palmieri
Catherine Paris
Cathryn Poff
Julie Rothrock
Luise Woelflein
Peter Yolles
Jeffrey Stewart
Lavanchawee Sujarittanonta
Kristal Aliyas
Cordalie Benoit
Marcela Bocchetto
Matthew Eddy
Stefanie Eichiner
Uromi Goodale
Marjorie Huang
Pia Kohler
Eugene Lee
Laura Letson
Jeff Luoma
Sorrayut “Asia” Ratanapojnard
Diane Russell
Lisa Schulman Ziv
Georgia Silvera Seamans
Lincoln Vaughan
Anna Viggh

Cecilia Blasco
Mike Kisgen
Tehmina Akhtar
Aravinda Ananda
Krista Anderson
Saima Baig
Lisa Bassani
Radhika Dave
Reilly Dibner
Diana Dimitrova
Sue Ely
Heather Eves
Gonzalo Griebenow
Katherine Hamilton
Rosi Kerr
Luisa Lema
Melanie Loftus
Jennifer Mathers
Chris Meaney
Anil Pokhrel
Tiffany Potter
Sarah Price
Catherine Schloegel
Kristen Welsh Unwala
Kim Wilkinson
Laura Wolfe (Kiernan)
Terry Baker
Richard Campbell
Todd Gartner
Lei Lei
Genevieve Biggs
Troy Hill
Qi Feng Lin
Judith Abel
Jaime Carlson
Helen Chabot
Eva Gladek
Cecilia Viana
Jen Baldwin
Hugh Brown
Kate Carman
Kathryn Au
Jason Brown
Charlotta Chan
Tania Ellersick
Salima Jones-Daley
Jason Lawhon
Gina Lopez Solórzano
Stefania Panousi
Mario Peixoto Netto
Grant Tolley
Yufang Gao
Aparna Mani
Samara Brock
Julia Golomb
Vivienne Caballero
Leslie Couvillion
Tara Meyer

James Ball
Ralien Bekkers
Alexandra Benjamin
Gabriela Canales
Timila Dhakhwa
Erika Drazen
Lucian Go
Michael Johnson
Grace Kankindi
Mohammad Aatish Khan
Iliana Lazarova
Fairuz Loutfi
Lea Lupkin
Karena Mahung
Apurva Mathur
Nick Olson
Hassaan Sipra
Allison Sloto
Sara Smiley Smith
Latha Swamy
Sabrina Szeto
Zaheer Tajani
Trevor Thompson
Nina Toft Djanegara
Lisa Veliz Waweru
Sam Geldin
Gabriel Grant
Rachel Gulbraa
Jessica Leung
David Mccarthy
Serena Pozza
Emily Wier
Alejandra Campo
Julia Calderón Cendejas
Bowen Chang
Corey Creedon
Gyan de Silva
Luke Elder
Genora Givens
Caroline Hobbs
Camilo Huneeus
Tasneem Islam
Sabrina Korman
Rebecca Lehman
Yishen Li
Catherine Martini
Brenda Meany
Monica Nunez Salas
Hannah Peragine
Prerna Bhat
Blair Crossman
Paige Curtis
Melania Dyck
AJ Hudson
Sophie Janaskie
Brett Levin
Abby Martin
Viveca Morris
Laura Ostrowsky
Cora Ottaviani
Sara Santiago
Alexandra Savino
Mads O’Brien
Shimul Bijoor
Kara Hoving
Julia Nojeim
Alishia Orloff
Lizet Maylí Mejía Penadillo
Katie Pofahl
Hardik Pokhrel
Shubhra Verma
Qinrui Xiahou
Klara Zimmerman

Reunion 2021 Zoom Backgrounds

To use any of the images below as a Zoom background, just right-click (control-click on Mac) the image and select "Save as Image" to download the image onto your computer. Then use Zoom to select the downloaded image as a virtual background. How to change your virtual background in Zoom 
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