I am a graduate student in Ecology and Evolution at Columbia University. Before graduate school, I worked on agricultural development projects in sub-Saharan Africa for the U.S. Agency for International Development and Technoserve, a nonprofit. Through that experience I became very interested in the ties between economic and environmental outcomes in agriculture. I studied economics as an undergraduate, and I am dedicated to finding environmental solutions that are economically-incentivized. We know that we will continue to require more food for our growing population, and I think it is in all of our interest to determine how to produce food more sustainably.