My name is Rebecca Nemec and I am a first year doctoral student in the Agriculture Food and Environment Program (AFE) at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. I completed my Master of Science in the AFE program with a specialization in economics in May 2012.
I have over five years of professional experience in domestic food and agriculture policy. Most recently I was an intern at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition in Washington, D.C.
Prior to attending the Friedman School I was a community organizer at The Food Project in Roxbury, MA and was also a pastry chef at Canto 6 Bakery in Jamaica Plain. As you can see from this photo, I very much enjoy cooking and baking.
I received my B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University in 2005. I have found a wonderful study niche at The Friedman School. My training in ecology and environmental science is an important foundation for my interest in environmental issues related to nutrition and agriculture. My new found passion is economics and how to use economic thinking to solve complex problems throughout the food system. I also enjoy teaching students economics and statistics.
Here is my resume. I’ll be working on a formal CV very soon.
Agriculture, Food and Environment Program
Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy Tufts University
150 Harrison Avenue, Room 108
Boston, MA 02111