Director of Student Affairs

Christopher Nagle is an ALM Candidate in the Sustainability and Environmental Management graduate program. He recently completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania (14) where he majored in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He intends to pursue future professional involvement in the biological sciences and academia, with an expressed focal interest in global biodiversity conservation initiatives requiring an interdisciplinary research and management skillset. Originally from Atlanta, Christopher presently resides locally in Cambridge where he both works at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and is simultaneously in the process of completing his master’s thesis, which pertains to performing a time-sensitive conservation assessment of shark fisheries in South Asia and ultimately the bolstering of a sustainable fisheries regime in that sector. 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, the University of Pennsylvania Department of Biology and Genetics, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with topics ranging from organismal systems behavior, developmental embryology, human population genomics, and marine environmental toxicology, respectively. In his spare time, Christopher enjoys pursuits such as international travel, natural history photography, essay writing, playing the cello, skiing, and the company of good friends and colleagues. In closing, Christopher is supremely excited to represent the Harvard Extension School and its students on this year’s HESA board as Director of Student Affairs, where he looks forward to enacting positive change and engaging proactively with the broader Harvard community. He can be reached at: christopher.nagle@hesa.dce.harvard.edu