Leigh Shemitz


Leigh has returned to school to pursue a PhD in ecology and environmental health at Yale F&ES. Her research focuses on assessing change in the environmental health of urban ecosytems over time. These studies build upon Leigh's earlier work as Director of Yale's Urban Resources Initiative (URI), a program which combines education, community extension, and research in order to effectively restore the damaged urban environment. Before coming to Yale, Leigh worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa as a community forester.

Fellow Activity

Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership | Jun 6, 2019
Fellows in the News | Sep 29, 2016
Fellows in the News | Aug 31, 2016
Fellows in the News | Aug 11, 2015
Fellows in the News | Jun 30, 2015

Fellow at a Glance

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Academic Background:
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, MS
Current Position:
Executive Director
Environmental & Public Health
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Stamford, Connecticut 06903-3429
(203) 406-3304

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