Jill Capotosto

Academic Year: 
From Yale
Exchange Partners: 
University of Ghana
Project Title: 
High-Heat Incineration as a Pharmaceutical Waste Management Solution in Ghana

Jill Capotosto graduated from Yale in 2021 with a joint Master of Environmental Management (from the Yale School of the Environment) and Master of Arts in Global Affairs (from the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs). Her studies at Yale focused on the nexus of environmental justice, climate change, and urbanization, especially as they relate to international development. Prior to matriculating at Yale in 2018, Jill worked for the Institute for Sustainable Communities, a Vermont-based nonprofit working to build climate resilience in U.S. cities. Before this, she spent two years as a Princeton in Asia Fellow in Vietnam where she worked with TRAFFIC, an international nonprofit combatting wildlife trafficking. Jill graduated from Elon University in North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies and strategic communications. Jill was selected as a 2022 Finalist for the Presidential Management Fellowship.