BA 2004 (Environmental Studies) University of Chicago; BA 2004 (International Studies) University of Chicago; MSc 2006 (Environmental Change and Management) University of Oxford
Regional focus: Kerala, India
I am a researcher and advocate of sustainable food systems, from production to consumption.
With the aid of a Fulbright Fellowship, I am currently studying the history and politics of South India’s organic farming movement, and its connection to biodiversity conservation in the Western Ghats.
I am also a Program Associate for the nation-wide Healthy Food in Health Care campaign of Health Care Without Harm, which promotes large-scale sustainable food procurement in health care. I received my Master’s degree from Oxford University in Environmental Change and Management, where I researched food miles, Fair Trade foods, and local food consumption. I have worked on environmental policy with the US EPA, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change research in the UK. I am a 2003 recipient of the Udall Scholarship, and I currently serve on the Board for the Udall Alumni Association.