Alumni

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Olivia Andreozzi, B.S.
ALC Undergraduate Research Fellow (2016-2017)

Nell Carpenter, B.S.
ALC Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2018

Sebastian Castro-Tanzi, Ph.D.
Environmental Modeler, Stone Environmental
Contact: sebastiancastro28@gmail.com
Areas of Focus: Agroecology, coffee, GIS, quantitative analyses

Dana Christel, M.S.
Market Manager at Plovgh, Inc
Areas of Focus: Use of Bokashi in small scale vegetable production

Angel Cruz, Ph.D.
Academic and Extension Initiatives Manager, Center for Environmental Farming Systems, North Carolina State University (NCSU)
Contact: aecruz@ncsu.edu
Areas of Focus: Agroecology
Ben Dube
Ph.D. Student, Natural Resources, Rubenstein School
Areas of Focus: Energy in Food Systems, Grass-based Farming, Ecological Economics, Impacts of Agriculture on Climate Change

Dan Erickson, Ph.D.
Founder and Managing Partner, Food Systems Research Institute

Contact: derickson@foodSRI.com
Areas of Focus: GIS, Food Systems
Rafter Sass Ferguson, Ph.D.
Scientist, Food and Environment
Contact: liberationecology@gmail.com
Areas of Focus: political agroecology; multidimensional performance of farming systems; ways in which our ideas about agriculture translate into policy with complex consequences

Katie Goodall, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, School for Field Studies
Contact: katherinegoodall@gmail.com; academics@fieldstudies.org
Areas of Focus: Agroecology, Biodiversity Conservation, Landscape Ecology, Latin America, Farmer Livelihoods

Lee Gross, M.S.
International Program Specialist at USDA FAS
Contact: leehgross@gmail.com
Areas of Focus: Agricultural sustainability standards and value chains, monitoring and evaluation, corporate sustainability, partnership management, training and capacity building, and integrated landscape management

Ronald Herrera, M.S.
Ph.D. Student, Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Contact: ronald.sanz85@gmail.com
Areas of Focus: Agroecology, Rural Development, Participatory Action Research.
Lizzy Holiman, UVM Agroecology and Food Systems student
ALC Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2019
Contact: Elizabeth.Holiman@uvm.edu

Maria Juncos 
Former Ph.D. Student (’21), York University; ALC Research Associate
Areas of Focus: Agroecology principles, Urban and Peri-urban agroecology and sustainability

Bennett LaFond, M.S.
Dexis Consulting Group
Areas of Focus: Agroecology in International Development; Smallholder Coffee Production; Soil Conservation and Erosion Control; Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture.
Emily McCarthy, B.S.
ALC Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2019

Allie Pankoff, B.S.
ALC Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2018-19
Soil Conservationist with the USDA-NRCS (Grafton County, NH)
Contact: appankoff@gmail.com
Areas of Focus: Soil Health, Intersection of Agriculture and Conservation, GIS
Meryl Richards, Ph.D.
Senior Manager, Food and Forests, Ceres
Contact: meryl.b.richards@gmail.com
Areas of Focus: Climate change mitigation in agricultural systems, quantification of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity conservationappankoff@gmail.com

Luis Alexis Rodríguez-Cruz, M.S.
Former Ph.D. Student (’21)
Areas of Focus: structural vulnerability and food systems; farmers and fisherfolks’ adaptive capacity in the context of natural hazards; food sovereignty and food security in the Caribbean
Elise Schumacher, B.S.
ALC Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2019
Contact: appankoff@gmail.com
Areas of Focus:

Emma Trainor, B.S.

ALC Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2018
Emma is a senior ENVS student in the College of Arts and Sciences with a concentration in Nature, Culture, and Justice.
Maria Rosa Yumbla
Ph.D. Student, Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Contact: myumbla@uvm.edu
Areas of Focus: Agroecology, Rural Development, Participatory Action Research, Feminization of agriculture, decolonization and territory.

Bri Arnold

ALC Undergraduate Research Fellow (2019-2020)

Carlin Molander

ALC Undergraduate Research Fellow (2019-2020)

Leany Munoz

ALC Undergraduate Research Fellow (2019-2020)

Ella Wegman-Lawless

ALC Undergraduate Research Fellow (2019-2020)

Sophia Wilcox-Warren

ALC Undergraduate Research Fellow (2019-2020)