Alissa White, Researcher
B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz
Areas of Interest: Agroecology, participatory action research, agricultural resilience to climate change, sustainable livelihoods, and the intersections of global climate change, sustainable agriculture and ecology.
Contact Information: Alissa.C.White@uvm.edu
Over the last 15 years, Alissa has worked in program development, grassroots fundraising, education and horticulture, as well as on farms in labor and management roles. She is passionate about sustainable agriculture and dedicated to community engagement. Alissa earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz, where she held leadership positions in student organizations, developed new courses, and assisted with research in sociology and biogeochemistry labs.
Alissa coordinates the New England Adaptation Survey and serves as a UVM liaison to the USDA Northeast Climate Hub. Alissa was drawn to the ALC as a place where she can continue to deepen her understanding of comparative agricultural challenges, and engage with farmers and other stakeholders to shape research. She is interested in research which connects food systems to conservation, evaluates resilience and sustainability, and articulates the social and ecological values of agroecosystems.