Ali Golden is a senior undergraduate in Yale College. She majors in Environmental Studies and is particularly interested in business solutions for conservation and climate change. She is writing her year-long senior thesis about institutional barriers to climate change adaptation in the National Park Service. Her interest in the park service began when she spent two summers doing trail work and other conservation projects in Yellowstone National Park. Since then, she has broadened her understanding of conservation efforts and development paradigms through volunteering in Costa Rica's Tortuguero National Park and studying abroad last spring semester in Ecuador. This past summer, she interned in the Markets Transformation department at the Rainforest Alliance in New York City, conducting research on agricultural supply chains in Latin America. At Yale, she works in the Sustainability Service Corps at the Office of Sustainability, and she is excited to be writing for the Conservation Finance Network at CBEY. Ali lives in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
B.A., Yale College, 2017