Christopher Nagle is an ALM Candidate in the Sustainability & Environmental Management graduate program at the Harvard University Extension School. In terms of prior academic background, Christopher has recently completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania (‘14) where he majored in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. In general, Christopher intends to pursue future professional involvement in the biological and environmental sciences, with an expressed focal interest in global biodiversity conservation initiatives requiring an interdisciplinary research and management skillset.
Academic research in close association with higher learning institutions and their administration defines much of Christopher’s pertinent experience to-date. He has conducted undergraduate and post-baccalaureate research ventures in affiliation with partners such as the American Museum of Natural History, the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Department of Biology & Genetics, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with topics ranging from organismal systems behavior, developmental embryology, human population genomics, and marine environmental toxicology respectively.
Originally from Atlanta, Christopher presently resides locally in Cambridge where he is in the process of completing his research thesis as the culmination of his academic program. Regarding other extracurricular ventures, Christopher is both the Director of Student Affairs for the Harvard Extension Student Association (HESA) for the 2016-2017 academic year as well as works at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Additionally, this upcoming Spring Christopher will be temporarily relocating abroad to Bonn, Germany where he will be pursing an internship with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, Science & Review Subprogramme.
In closing, Christopher is supremely excited to be serving as a representative of the Harvard Extension School and its body of graduate students on the Harvard Graduate Council this academic year. In so doing, he looks forward to enacting positive change and engaging proactively with the total Harvard community.