Michaela Foster

Academic Year: 
From Yale
Exchange Partners: 
Freie University
Research Interest: 
Can Foreign Aid Ameliorate the Deforestation Crisis? Assessing the Influence of USAID and GIZ in Zambia

Michaela Foster is a third year PhD candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. In her dissertation, she is assessing the impacts of internationally-funded forest management interventions on deforestation and rural livelihoods in Zambia. She holds a Master of Science degree in Natural Resources from North Carolina State University and a BA in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Duke University.