We have a whole new crop of staff and interns joining the Nourishing the Planet team this fall. Today, meet Cameron Scherer.
Cameron Scherer is a recent graduate of Haverford College, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics. Cameron interviewed food writer Michael Pollan for her high school newspaper and since then she has been fascinated with American food policy. In college, that interest gradually became more international in scope, culminating in a thesis that critically examined the impact of Western philanthropy on the livelihood of smallholder farmers and their environments in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. She has worked as a client advocate at the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, a research assistant for Haverford College’s Craig Borowiak and more recently at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where she updated Foreign Policy’s Think Tank Index and helped draft reports on the state of think tanks in 2011. She hopes to spend a few years learning the lay of the land in D.C. before heading back to school to pursue a master’s degree in International Affairs. She is very excited to be joining the NtP team this fall.
Cameron’s friends consider her a newspaper junkie and she is known to start each morning off with the crossword puzzle. Her bucket lists includes–traveling to each of the 50 states (and even more countries!), learning French, getting a crossword published in the New York Times, and taking part in a triathalon. She is obsessed with quality TV, and aspires to be like C.J. Cregg from The West Wing.