We have a whole new crop of staff and interns joining the Nourishing the Planet team this spring. Today, meet Alison Blackmore.
Alison Blackmore hails from Wisconsin and is a recent graduate of Miami University of Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. She most recently served as a Development and Operations intern at Just Vision, a nonprofit bringing attention to Palestinians and Israelis working for nonviolent solutions to the conflict.
While in school she also nurtured a lifelong love of natural spaces and adventure, spending a semester with the National Outdoor Leadership School on a remote wilderness expedition, and living abroad in Jordan, witnessing how a country’s limited water resources impacts farming methods and everyday life of urban residents. She further explored issues of water security through focusing her senior capstone project on the mismanagement of water resources in the Aral Sea Basin.
She is excited to join the Nourishing the Planet Team and learn more about food and agricultural issues and innovations around the world!