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Deja Curtis

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Deja Curtis

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Deja Curtis is a second-year Master of Environmental Science student at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE). Her research focus is on the relationship between climatic variables and dispersal syndromes of tropical tree species within Panama. Her interests exist at the nexus of engineering and community-driven ecological restoration; specifically, how the integration of both practices can be used to revitalize degraded and polluted land into resources that can be utilized by the local community. Prior to attending YSE, she worked with local non-profit organizations – The Sustainable Living Project and a Keep America Beautiful affiliate – where her work centered on urban agriculture and program development. She previously obtained her Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering at the University of Central Florida.