Casey is a third-year joint degree at Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and School of Management, focused on strategies for sustainable economic development. After studying ecological design at Oberlin College, Casey founded an organization to work on progressive land use policy, downtown revitalization and energy efficiency in small towns. In 2003-2004 he worked as a field organizer and regional director for the Presidential campaign of Howard Dean. From 2005-2008 he worked in the Sustainable Construction Group at Turner Construction Company, where he designed and implemented a national construction waste management program for Turner. At Yale Casey has been looking into the challenges of rural economic development in a future with carbon constraints. He is interested in the roles that compact habitation and venture capital can play in creating socially fulfilling, economically just low-carbon lifestyles.