Bowen is a second-year Master’s student of Environmental Management at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies . During a summer internship in England, Bowen had a chance to visit Top Withens , a farmhouse that is said to have been the inspiration for the Earnshaw home in Emily Brontë's novel Wuthering Heights. During his hike through miles of windswept moors in warm rain and heavy fog, Bowen witnessed a landscape that he had only read about in the books.
“Pervades and broods above, changes, sustains, dissolves, creates and rears” – Emily Brontë
Before Yale, Bowen received his BA from the University fo Pennsylvania . His previous research experiences include studying forest tree species compositions influenced by landscape and geology in the El Yungue Rainforest in Puerto Rico. He also spent a summer identifying and mapping moths in North Yorkshire, England.
At FES, he is excited to be exploring the intersections of earth science and the social sciences. He hopes to study environmental protection through law, science, social work, and writing. In his spare time, Bowen loves to paint, sketch, and explore cities and nature.