Kareem Hammoud is a second-year Master of Environmental Management (MEM) student at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES), specializing in industrial ecology, energy, and environmental policy. Prior to Yale, Kareem studied environmental science at UC Berkeley, worked in finance as an ESG research analyst, built cookstoves in Nicaragua, and taught international relations in China. Kareem is broadly interested in understanding the materials, energy sources, and policies required to deeply decarbonize the economy. Over the past summer, he worked at the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) to evaluate city, state, and business actions to reduce carbon emissions from the United States’ building, transportation, and industrial sectors. This year, Kareem is continuing his work with RMI in addition to acting as the Co-Executive Director of the Environmental Film Festival at Yale.