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Brad Ward

Brad is a Master of Forestry candidate at the Forest School at Yale School of the Environment, expected to graduate in 2022. He grew up in Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley where he developed a love for nature and an interest in small-scale agriculture. Brad studied neuroscience at Yale College and spent 5 years working on business strategy for a multi-billion-dollar Silicon Valley quantitative investment manager before coming back to study Forestry at Yale. Brad is particularly interested in forest and biodiversity conservation, and innovative financial tools to engage more private, for-profit capital toward those ends. He works as a writer for the Conservation Finance Network, and in his spare time he enjoys backpacking, paddling, and live music.

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