SAGE Staff


Sam Feibel, Co-Editor in Chief

Sam is a second year student in the Masters of Environmental Management program. With a background in Geology, he has investigated the legacy of historic mill dams in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and served as an Agriculture Food Security Advisor in the Peace Corps in Madagascar. He is interested in land use history, ecological restoration, and applications of remote sensing and geospatial data. Sam is a photographer who uses his camera to connect with people and tell stories. His favorite images capture the intimate connection between his subjects and their environment.

Shaylyn Austin, Co-Editor in Chief

Shaylyn is a second year Master of Forestry candidate at the Yale School of the Environment. Before grad school, she worked as a field researcher in Kalimantan, Indonesia, and then on a trail and restoration crew in her home state of California. Shaylyn is passionate about equitable forest management, and curious about the power of storytelling to shape land ethics. 

Athena Sofides, Staff Editor

Athena is a Greek-American artist, student, and researcher whose work focuses on the environment, toxicity, gender, and health. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Athena feels most at home near bodies of water, from the Narrows to the Aegean Sea. Athena is currently pursuing a Master’s of Environmental Management at the Yale School of Environment (YSE), weaving together public health, critical environmental justice, and anthropology to study the politics of environmental toxicity, embodiment, and disruption. Athena finds great joy in building community with other LGBT and chronically-ill artists and activists of the diaspora, and is animated by connection, care, love, and the healing power of community. 

Previous Staff


Co-Editors in Chief
Sawyer Cresap, Lauren Ashbrook

Arts Editor
Sam Feibel

Managing Editor
Shaylyn Austin

Staff Editors
Molly Ryan, Elizabeth Himschoot


Editor in Chief
Trevor Dolan

Managing Editor
Karam Sheban

Arts Editor
Samuel Cordon

Staff Editors
Megan Edwards, Abigail Chan, Pat Wiedorn, Emma Johnson, Elizabeth Himschoot, Maximillian Schreck, Britta Dosch, Becca George


Editor in Chief
Caleb Northrup

Staff Editors
Trevor Dolan, Karam Sheban, Sam Corden, Emma Johnson, Jen Shin, Meredith Brown, Alejandra Hernandez, Michael Storace, Nick Lo


Editor in Chief
Mark DeSantis, Natural Resource Policy Analyst at Congressional Research Services

Senior Editor
Noah Sokol

Associate Editor
Rachel Gulbraa, Recreation and conservation consultant at WCS Adirondacks; Writer at Yale Climate Connections

Digital Communications Manager
Rachel Weston, Rachel Weston, Natural Resource Manager (NRM) Coordinator (Region 10) at US Forest Service

Staff Editors
Laura Brush
Nathalie Woolworth, National Partnership Coordinator at US Forest Service

Faculty Advisor (2006-2018)
Fred Strebeigh


Editor in Chief
Max Webster, Evergreen Forests Program Manager at Washington Environmental Council

Creative Director
Alex Co, Pittsburgh Living Product Hub Coordinator at International Living Future Institute

Senior Arts Editor
Allyza Lustig, Senior Associate, Program Coordinator at United States Global Change Research Program


Editor in Chief
Will Murtha, Emissions Markets and Policy Reporter at Argus Media

Senior Arts Editor
Katie Christiansen Holsinger, Editor at The Artists Field Guide to Greater Yellowstone

Features Editors
Shelley Clark, Legal Assistant at The Chanler Group
Elias Kohn, Lewis and Clark Environmental Law Fellow
Breanna Lujan, Global Climate Program Assistant at Environmental Defense Fund


Editor in Chief
Timothy Brown, Writer, Editor and Multimedia Storyteller at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Managing Editor
Joseph Calamia, Senior Editor at Yale University Press

Features Editor
Sarah Austin Casson, Yale Law School Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Global Justice at The WILD Foundation

Contributing Editors
Paul Burow, PhD Student at Yale University
Kristin Dreiling, Practice Manager, Environment and Natural Resources at Chemonics International
Christopher Halfnight, Policy Manager at Urban Green Council
Gina LaCerva
Amy Weinfurter, Research Analyst at Yale Data-Driven Environmental Solutions Group


Editors in Chief
Ben Goldfarb, Correspondent at High Country News
Jason Schwartz


Editors in Chief

Aaron Reuben, Science Writer, Conservationist, Neuropsychologist-In-Training

Michael Parks, Executive Director, San Francisco Business Council on Climate Change


Thomas Chase, Project Manager, New Ecology, Inc.

Dylan Walsh, Freelance Writer