Our Team

Dr. Dorceta Taylor, Program Director and Principal Investigator

Dr. Dorceta Taylor is a distinguished professor at Yale University’s School of the Environment. She oversees the programming and strategic development for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program as well as the Environmental Fellows program. She authored the most comprehensive report on diversity in the mainstream environmental movement, “Diversity in the Environmental Institutions: Mainstream NGOS, Foundations & Government Agencies,” commissioned by Green 2.0, which called for programs like DDCSP to diversify the conservation workforce. She is also the author of three books focused on environmental history and environmental justice.


Meg Daupan, Program Manager    

Meg Daupan completed her first master’s degree in microbiology from the University of the Philippines and her second master’s in natural resources and environment from the University of Michigan. She oversees various aspects of the program including recruitment, summer curriculum development, and partnership-building with other university departments as well as external environmental and conservation organizations.


Kayla Morin, Program Administrator

Kayla Morin completed her master’s degree in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology from the University of Connecticut. She specialized in anadromous fish, science communication and museum studies. She oversees various aspects of the program including summer curriculum development, and partnership-building with  external environmental and conservation organizations.

For inquiries regarding the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at Yale University, please email: kayla.r.morin@yale.edu.


Related Staff

Dr. M’Lis Bartlett

M’Lis is the Program Manager for the Environmental Fellows Program. She also assists with curriculum development for the DDCSP  program.


Advisory Board 

Amaris Alanis-Ribiero, Manager of Secondary Education and Career Programs, Chicago Botanic Garden
Benjamin Cuker, Professor, Hampton University School of Science
Karen DeGannes, Environmental Justice Program Manager in Corporate Sustainability at Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
Molly M. Flanagan, Vice President of Policy, Alliance for the Great Lake
Emily Reyna, Senior Diversity & Inclusion Business Partner, Genentech
Alan Spears, Government Affairs and Cultural Resources Director, National Parks Conservation Association
Rhea Suh, President, Natural Resources Defense Council