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Anaya Hall

Modeling Organic Waste Management for Soil Carbon Sequestration in California (MS ’19)

Anaya (she/her) is a PhD candidate in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) at UC Berkeley. She is a political ecologist and human geographer studying the material and discursive dynamics of US Corn Belt agriculture. Her dissertation research, based on on-going ethnographic and archival research in Iowa, critically examines water quality improvement efforts and emergent urban-rural social conflicts in the context of agro-industrial production systems. Her previous work explored the social, environmental, and economic potential of reimagining municipal food waste as a tool for climate change mitigation.

Prior to joining ERG, Anaya attended the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University where she earned an M.S. in Agriculture, Food & Environment and a Certificate in Water Systems & Society. Anaya holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University. She enjoys crossword puzzles, gardening, and hiking with her daughter.

Research Group(s):

  • Water Group (Ray)
  • Society, Environment and Economics Lab (Anthoff)
  • Chung Lab