Alaina Spencer
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Alaina Spencer is a former Research & Writing Intern at Food Tank. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Geography and Sustainability. Alaina has worked on farms, as a line cook in the restaurant industry, and for nonprofits completing research and writing regarding food waste and cultural attitudes surrounding the food system. She is currently in graduate school at Marylhurst University where she is expected to receive her M.S. in Food Systems and Society.

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