Christopher Nagle is an ALM Candidate in the Sustainability & Environmental Management graduate program at the Harvard University Extension School. Originally from Atlanta, Christopher completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania (‘14) where he majored in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences. 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 both in the US and internationally defines much of Christopher’s pertinent professional experience to-date. He has conducted undergraduate and post-baccalaureate research ventures in affiliation with partners including 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. In 2016 he held a work-study position at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics working as a Project Assistant for the DASCH initiative. Most recently, Christopher spent the Spring 2017 semester abroad in Germany pursuing a graduate internship with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, Science & Review Subprogramme. Christopher presently resides locally in Cambridge where he is in the process of completing his research thesis as the culmination of his academic program, slated to graduate in March 2018.
Regarding other extracurricular and leadership ventures undertaken at Harvard, for the 2016-’17 academic year Christopher held positions as both HESA Director of Student Affairs and the HES Voting Representative for the Harvard Graduate Council, serving as a member of the Constitutional Committee on the latter as well. Christopher has been a Special Student at both the Harvard Divinity School and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Most recently he has been reelected as HESA Director of Student Affairs for the 2017-’18 academic year.
In conclusion, Christopher is supremely excited to be serving again as a representative of the Harvard Extension School as a HESA director, where he looks forward to enacting positive change for the HES student body and engaging proactively with the wider Harvard community.