SAGE Staff

Caleb Northrop, Editor in Chief 

Caleb is a second-year Master of Environmental Management candidate focusing on issues of water security and environmental justice. He received his B.A. in International Studies from Vassar College with focuses on social geography and political science. Prior to Yale, Caleb oversaw programming, fundraising, and outreach at Union College’s Kelly Adirondack Center in Schenectady, NY and also serves as Executive Editor of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies.



Trevor Dolan, Managing Editor 

Trevor is a Master’s in Environmental Management candidate set to graduate in spring 2020. He has an interest in environmental law and policy, with an emphasis on environmental justice issues and climate change mitigation. Trevor has worked for a bunch of environmental NGOs, including WE ACT for Environmental Justice, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and the Environmental Law Institute. Past writing includes a senior thesis on crop donation tax credits and several editorials for publication in his undergrad campus newspaper, the Michigan Daily.




Suzanna Zak, Arts Editor

Suzanna Zak is a Russian born, suburban raised artist concerned with the intersection of environmentalism and art. A frequent traveler, her work depicts the malleability of place and space by using a mixture of photography, sculpture, and writing. Her site specific installations employ sculpture in conjunction with photographs. Often working with found objects including print ephemera, her collections depict a variety of representations focusing around a central locale. She is also an avid mushroom hunter and rock climber. Zak is currently pursuing her MFA in sculpture at Yale.




Jen Shin, Editor and Illustrator

Jen is a second-year joint degree architecture and environmental management student whose interests lie at the intersection between the built and natural environments. With a background in architecture, construction, and nonprofit arts, Jen is deep diving into the world of environmental studies this semester. She earned her B.Arch at Drexel University, where her thesis investigated the integration of North Korean defectors in South Korea. Prior to Yale, Jen co-founded a regional nonprofit arts and design organization, the Raymond Farm Center for Living Arts & Design in Bucks County, PA. Jen looks forward to deepening her understanding of the natural sciences so that she can foster a connection between identity, regionalism, and environmentalism in her work.


Meredith Brown, Editor

Meredith is in her second year of her Master of Environmental Management program at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. This semester, she is taking advantage of the opportunity to pursue two editorial internships in the Bay Area at Sierra Magazine and Earthjustice to learn more about working at a national publication. She earned her undergraduate degree at Santa Clara University and after graduating spent several years in Santiago, Chile working in the environmental field. Meredith plans to use her time in California this semester to also learn more about the nexus of water and environmental justice – her academic focus. Her personal joys derive from having picnics and biking with friends, seeing live music, and cooking over a campfire.

Alejandra Hernandez, Editor and Habitations Podcast Producer

Alejandra is a first-year Master of Environmental Management candidate focusing her studies on land use, conservation, and management in urban environments. Her interests also include climate change resiliency, community development, and environmental justice. Prior to Yale, she was working as the Environmental Projects Coordinator of the Lead Outreach Program at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Dallas. In her spare time, she enjoys a good book under the shade of a tree. 



Emma Johnson, Editor

Emma Johnson is a Master of Environmental Management ’20 candidate at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Her areas of study include ecosystem science, mountain ecology, land management, and global environmental issues. Before coming to Yale, Emma worked on the Student Life team for The School for Field Studies study abroad program in Bhutan. She lived in Bhutan for a year helping facilitate a study abroad experience for undergraduates and studying youth perceptions of climate change and the environment. She received her B.S. in Environmental Science from Davidson College in North Carolina.



Nick Lo, Editor

Nick is a Master of Environmental Science candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies whose work is focused on the socioenvironmental impacts of foreign direct investment from China in South and Southeast Asia. Nick has worked in community forestry and indigenous rights NGOs in Thailand and Burma, and his interests include intersection of sustainable development and environmental justice in Asia.      



Laura Ostrowsky, Editor

Laura is a Master of Forest Science student at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies focusing on plant ecophysiology and forest ecology research. She received a BA in English and environmental studies from Bowdoin College, and has been working as a writing tutor and environmental researcher. Her interests include forest conservation, sustainable agriculture, science communication, and creative writing.




Karam Sheban, Editor

Karam Sheban is a first-year Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. His interests include community development and resilience, alternative and regenerative forest economies, and environmental writing. Before coming to Yale, Karam worked in Appalachian Ohio with private landowners, using forest farming as a mode of economic development and as a strategy for private forestland conservation. Before that he spent two years as an assistant producer for an NPR public affairs show in Columbus, Ohio, where he grew up.



Vivan Sorab, Editor

Vivan is a geologist with interests in energy, water resources, and the evolution of the solid Earth. An MEM candidate at Yale FES, his past experience includes work with a multinational oil and gas company, geological research in tectonics and geochronology, and a stint as a freelance writer in Bangalore, India.      






Michael Storace, Editor

Michael is a Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he is studying ecosystem conservation and management. He is interested in planning conservation to achieve landscape-scale habitat connectivity for both ecological function and social benefit. Previously, Michael worked as a land use planner in eastern Vermont, where he helped rural communities become more resilient to severe weather and managed watershed restoration projects. Michael graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Environmental Studies and focused on environmental policy towards improving water quality.



Previous Staff


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