About Us

The Yale Environment Review brings environmental research to life by making it compelling, accessible, and relevant to a wide audience. Our work empowers people with a deeper understanding of peer-reviewed research and the most pressing issues facing our planet. 

The Yale Environment Review is a student-run publication that aims to increase access to the latest developments in environmental studies. We aim to shed light on cutting-edge environmental research through summaries, analysis, and interviews. We do this through three types of content:
  • Focus articles explore one recent peer-reviewed article and connect its findings to our everyday lives. 
  • Feature pieces build a story around a central theme using multiple recent peer-reviewed articles.
  • Spotlights profile the people behind the latest research in the environmental field.
The Yale Environment Review helps students sharpen their writing skills, familiarize themselves with science communication, and provides a platform to showcase their expertise.

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Margot Buckelew


Margot is a first year Masters of Environmental Management student specializing in water resource science and management. Margot is interested to study the policy development and implementation related to restoration in freshwater systems. Margot attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison for her undergrad and studied conservation biology and life sciences communications. This path has inspired her to continue working to bridge the gap between scientists and the general public.

 Niraja Chopade 


Niraja is a MEM student at Yale, where she studies the nexus of sustainability, business, and energy. She is passionate about the role of corporate sustainability strategy and clean energy deployment in mitigating climate change. Prior to Yale, she worked with the Government of Maharashtra in India on the strategy and implementation of various public sector projects and schemes.

Erin Eck 


Erin (she/her/hers) has been interested in people's relationships to the land since 2011, when she had the opportunity to interview dozens of community gardeners throughout New York City, as part of a study on soil health and urban ecology. Erin spent over five years working in public horticulture and loves studying plants. In fact, she came to the Yale School of the Environment planning to pursue a degree in forestry. However, questions about race, equity, gentrification and access to green space drove her pursue research in the environmental social sciences instead. Erin's research interests include White norms in environmental movements and the impacts of green infrastructure and urban reuse projects on local communities. Her current research focuses on the impacts of race and racism on outdoor recreation.

Joyita Ghose  

communications and outreach manager, writer

Joyita is a Master of Environmental Management ’21 candidate interested in socioecological perspectives on community-based conservation and environmental justice. Prior to joining Yale, Joyita was a researcher at The Energy and Resources Institute in New Delhi. She is excited to join YER to share recent developments in academic research with a wider community of practice.

Kara Hoving  

writer, editor

Kara Hoving is a second-year Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of the Environment. She is interested in climate change and environmental justice policy, particularly in the food and agriculture sector. Prior to Yale, Kara worked on water-efficient urban agriculture and community development projects in Cairo, Egypt. She graduated with highest honors from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in environmental sciences and a certificate in sustainability. She now works as a research assistant at the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy.

Cam Humphrey


Cam is a Master of Environmental Management '21 candidate at the Yale School of the Environment. He is focused on environmental policy analysis, and the intersections of environmental law and environmental justice as it pertains to the rural south. Prior to YSE, Cam attended Auburn University where he earned a B.S. in agricultural economics.

Aarthi Kannan

writer, editor