Micah Elias earned his B.S. in International Agricultural Development from UC Davis in 2012. After graduating he worked with international development organizations and non-profits working to connect small farmers to markets and technical resources. Later, he served in Peace Corps Panama and worked as the National Coffee Coordinator where he trained volunteers and their community counterparts on farm and project management. After returning from the Peace Corps, he began working for Tradin Organic managing international agricultural supply chains from Asia, Latin America, and Africa. As a student in the Energy and Resources Group, he plans to focus his research on the ecosystem services and social benefits of holistically managed agricultural systems in order to incentivize a more sustainable global food system.