We have a whole new crop of staff and interns who are working to help complete State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet.
This week we’ll be introducing you to all of them, starting with Molly Theobald and Abby Massey.
Molly Theobald is a Research Fellow with the Worldwatch Institute working with the Food & Agriculture team on State of the World 2011: Nourishing the Planet. Molly brings her skills as former Labor 2008 Pennsylvania State Communications Director for the National AFL-CIO, and her experience working on women’s issues, to her research and writing for Worldwatch where she focuses on sustainable agriculture as a means to alleviate hunger and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. She spends most weekends during the Spring, Summer and Fall working at the local farmers market and is always especially pleased when berry season comes around. She has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College where she focused on Women’s Studies and Social Justice.
Abby Massey graduated from Clemson University in 2009 with a B.S. in Food Science and a minor in Spanish and has worked as a research intern for the Nourishing the Planet project since August of last year. She does a wide variety of research projects and assists in coordinating Danielle’s travel in sub-Saharan African. From a food science background, Abby realizes that Americans eat too much unhealthy, unsustainable, overprocessed food, and that a safe and healthy food supply must be accessible for all people while protecting the environment and community economies.
Abby will be attending American University in the fall as a candidate for a M.A. dual degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development in hopes of someday working with an international organization that helps facilitate sustainable agriculture and development in impoverished countries. In her free time she likes to test her culinary skills in the kitchen, tour Washington D.C., and participate in a variety of water sports.