Meet the Team

The CPD supports current students and alumni in preparing for and developing impactful sustainability- and environment-related leadership roles in scientific, academic, and management careers across a broad spectrum of sectors and fields.

Kathy Douglas

Senior Associate Director

Kathy’s expertise includes mentoring, advising, networking etiquette and strategies, job offer negotiations, interview preparation, self-directed job and internship search strategies, navigating 10k+ employee organizations and agencies, application materials writing, career readiness competencies, US federal career searches, creating LinkedIn profiles and making your account a robust networking tool, and CV writing for academic or research focused jobs.

Expertise also includes career services communications, online career tools,  and programming for a global population of graduate and professional students at Yale University. She is an active networker / connector deeply familiar with the broad range of career paths of students and alumni at YSE and The Forest School at YSE.

Kathy serves on the NACE Principles for Ethical Professional Practice Committee for the 2023-24 academic year. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, an M.F.A. in Museum Studies, a B.A. in Studio Art, and is a freelance writer/editor and practicing poet. Super powers include finding typos (other people’s) and being an introvert with above average people skills!