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Alana Siegner

Alana Siegner received her B.A. from Tufts University in Environmental Science and International Relations, and served as an AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellow in Boston for two years after graduating from college. At ERG, she is a food systems and climate change education researcher, uniting her interests in education and environmental studies through sustainable food system research projects. She hopes to work at the intersection of farming, education, and research following completion of her Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae Dissertation: Growing Environmental Literacy: In urban environments, in school garden classrooms, and on sustainable small-scale farms Education:
  • B.A., Tufts University, 2012
  • M.A., Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, 2016
  • Ph.D., Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, expected December 2019
Honors and Awards:
  • Graduate Student in Extension Fellowship (2016-2017)
  • Innovations in Food, Energy, and Water Systems (InFEWS) Fellow (2017-2018)
  • U.C. Global Food Initiative Fellow (2016-2017)
  • NSF GRFP Honorable Mention (2015)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Summa Cum Laude, Tufts University (2012)”
Publications Teaching Experience:
  • ESPM 163AC – Environmental Justice: Race, Class, Equity and the Environment
  • ESPM 50AC – Introduction to American Culture and Natural Resource Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, UC Berkeley GSI Center
Links References:
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  • Dan Kammen –
Contact Email: Phone: (301) 943-9504 Website: