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PhD in Environment and Resources, JD in Law

Leehi Yona

2018 Cohort, Graduate

Montreal, Canada

Leehi Yona, born in Israel and raised in Montreal, Quebec, is pursuing a PhD in environment and resources at Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, and a JD at Stanford Law School. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental studies, and a Senior Fellowship. She received her master’s degree in environmental science from Yale University. At Dartmouth, Leehi founded the Divest Dartmouth fossil fuel divestment campaign, a group which organized the largest climate rally in New Hampshire history, and serves on the board of Green Coalition Verte Montreal, an organization for urban environmental conservation and restoration. As the author of over 100 opinion pieces on climate change, she has been featured in outlets such as Science, USA Today, Time, The Nation, Montreal Gazette, and The Guardian. She was named Canada’s Top Environmentalist Under 25, was a national winner of The Nation Student Writing Contest, won the Donella Meadows Prize for Promoting Sustainability, and received Yale’s Merit Research Scholarship.


PhD in Environment and Resources, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
JD, Stanford Law School