Ph.D. Michigan State University, Food and Agricultural Policy

M.S. Cornell University, Applied Economics

B.A. Earlham College, History

My passion for research at the intersection of food, agriculture, and the environment is shaped by growing up on a small farm, living and working as a US Peacecorps volunteer in a small village in the Philippines, and spending lots of time in the outdoors. After the Peacecorps I worked in development prior to and during graduate school including Catholic Relief Services (Baltimore HQ and various locations in Afghanistan), with the Food and Agriculture Organization, and as a short term consultant at the World Bank.

All photographs by Kurt Waldman


My hobbies include cheese and cheese making, torch welding, and canoeing.