Mara MacDonell

Mara MacDonell
Yale School of the Environment, Master of Environmental Science, 2023

Mara MacDonell is a Masters of Environmental Science student at the School of the Environment. Mara studies identity, values, community development, and environmental justice within rural communities in the American West. At CBEY, she writes for the Conservation Finance Network. She is also part of the UCross High Plains Stewardship Initiative, the CBEY 2050 Fellows program, and Forestry Club.

Prior to Yale, Mara worked in social services policy and programming in Telluride, CO. She also coached Nordic skiing, served as an AmeriCorps VISTA, and guided backcountry canoe and backpacking trips. She holds a BA in geology from Carleton College.

In her free time, Mara enjoys playing outside and a good book.

Authored Articles
Electric vehicle charging

Electric vehicle charging / Automotive Rhythms / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

A Market Fix to a Market Failure? Carbon Pricing Policy that Works for Consumers

The Inflation Reduction Act brims with incentives to invest in lower-carbon economic infrastructure. But, asks one economist, what happens if consumers only respond with vigor to the cash they see moving in and out of their checking accounts? The case for a carbon dividend remains open, according to James K...