Dimitria Spathakis

Dimitria Spathakis
Yale School of Management, MBA, 2025 Yale School of the Environment, Master of Environmental Management, 2025
Conservation Finance Network

Dimitria is a joint MBA and Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of Management and Yale School of the Environment. Prior to Yale, Dimitria served as a logistics officer in the United States Marine Corps, leading teams in Hawaii, Japan, and Thailand. She has also worked for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) as a field instructor, teaching leadership, risk management, and environmental stewardship through outdoor education. At Yale, Dimitria is a leader for the Business and Environment club and writer for the Conservation Finance Network. 

Dimitria grew up in New Jersey and attended Bowdoin College in Maine where she studied Biology & Eurasian and East European Studies. In her free time, Dimitria can be found playing outside.

Authored Articles

Staking the State of Nature, With Data and Urgency

In December 2022 the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) advocated urgency for an expedited 2025 timeline to more than double finance flows in nature-based solutions (NbS) to limit climate change to below 1.5°C, halt biodiversity loss, and achieve land degradation neutrality. UNEP published the second edition of its “State of...