Jessica Wright
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Jessica is a graduate student at New York University pursuing her Master’s Degree in Food Studies, Food Systems. In 2014, she graduated from Harvard University where she received her A.B. in Government. Jessica’s interest in food systems and sustainable agriculture came about after taking a course during her undergraduate career that shed light on the myriad of issues regarding food security and the impact of globalized agriculture on underdeveloped and developing economies.

At NYU, Jessica’s research is focused on the development of sustainable solutions to enhance access to healthy foods, and the advancement of international food regulation.

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