We have a whole new crop of staff and interns joining the Nourishing the Planet team this fall. Today, meet Joseph Zaleski.
Joseph Zaleski graduated from Boston College in 2010 with degrees in political science and philosophy. During his time at school, Joseph was the Opinions Editor, reporter, and columnist with The Heights, the student newspaper. He wrote a political science honors thesis his senior year on American federalism and the current efforts to restore the Everglades. In the summers, he held posts with the School District of Palm Beach County’s planning department, the press office of Senator Bill Nelson on Capitol Hill, and the Jack Miller Center, non-profit networking organization for political theorists and economists in Philadelphia.
Between his sophomore and junior years,Joseph participated in a study abroad program in Costa Rica that focused on international relations, agricultural development, and tropical biology. This trip helped to solidify his interest in international agricultural issues. Moving forward, Joseph will pursue development opportunities abroad and a graduate degree in resource economics.
In his spare time, you can expect to find him tossing a baseball, cheering on his beloved Boston College Eagles and Florida Gators, winning arguments with talk radio, or tapping his toe to some bluegrass.
Joseph is excited to be back in the nation’s capital working with the Nourishing the Planet team.