Alexander Erzini Vernoit, who hails from Tangier, Morocco, is a student at Yale College, Class of 2016 (SY). He is proud to be a member of the Yale Student Environmental Coalition (YSEC), the undergraduate umbrella organization for environmentalists and environmental groups, a diverse community which works on a variety of initiatives at Yale and at large. In the 2013-14 academic year, Alexander served as the President of YSEC.
In 2012, as a YCEI Fellow, Alexander attended the 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or the eighteenth Conference of the Parties (COP18). His topics of research included the role played by Qatar as the host of the negotiations, the future of pan-European emissions policy, and international mechanisms for cooperation on funding and technology transfer. He also made contact with the Moroccan delegation, assessing the positions it took on the issues of contention.
As of 2013, Alexander has been a Scholar in the Energy Studies Program at the YCEI. While his degree at Yale College is undeclared, Alexander holds a deep interest in international policy regarding the climate & energy crisis.
Additionally, Alexander is the undergraduate representative on the Yale Advisory Comittee on Investor Responsibility (ACIR), where he brings to the table his expertise in the nexus of the investment world and climate & energy. In that vein, Alexander is a chairman of the committee for the Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment Fund (DH-SRI).