Lottie Boardman graduated with a joint degree from the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. While at Yale, Lottie focused her coursework on the intersecting topics of climate change, international trade and food systems. As part of her program at Yale, Lottie undertook an independent research project into the politics of knowledge in the mānuka honey industry in her home country of New Zealand and interned with an environmental NGO in Australia’s Northern Territory working on environmental policy reform. After graduation, Lottie intends to return to her home region to work on the intertwined problems of climate change and social injustice – the issues that motivated her studies at Yale. Prior to Yale, Lottie worked as a litigation lawyer at a top law firm in New Zealand while moonlighting as a climate activist.