As we started a new school year, we also welcomed some new faces to the TIE staff.
Kristin is the General Programs Intern at TIE and a graduate student in the Agriculture Food and Environment program at the Friedman school. She is highly passionate about working towards access to food globally and was therefore drawn to this program because of its interdisciplinary nature and food systems focus. Kristin is excited to study sustainable food systems through the lens of spatial relationships between factors such as farms, communities, transport routes, and viable agricultural land. She believes that spatial analysis is a very powerful and informative way to analyze food system issues which are very complex problems, and inherently have a strong geographic tie. When not in class or at TIE, Kristin enjoys cooking, practicing yoga, biking, sewing, and hiking.
Yuanda is a graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and assistswith the WSSS program at TIE. Prior to coming to Tufts, he was working in a small consulting group’s maritime studies team in Beijing, focusing on maritime economy, maritime environment and Arctic issues. Yuanda’s previous work experience taught him the importance of the maritime environment and its huge impact on the global climate which led him to pursue green finance at Fletcher. He hopes to work on renewable infrastructure finance issues in development organizations.
Cullen is a UEP graduate student and assists with tasks related to the SWM program at TIE. Prior to Tufts, he was completing an Americorps service term with the Southeast Conservation Corps working on trails and public land throughout the southern United States. Cullen became interested in environmental issues and sustainability when he read An Inconvenient Truth in high school and realized the scope and severity of the climate crisis. That is when he knew he wanted to dedicate his career to trying to solve it. When not in class or at TIE, he enjoys spending time with friends, seeing live music or comedy, running, biking, or reading a book.
Bijay is a graduate student pursuing a Masters degree in Sustainable Water Management. Prior to Tufts, he was working as a Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Consultant in Nepal. He hopes to work in the water resources sector and contribute to the sustainable management of water resources.