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Emerson Fellow

Megan Smith

26th Class, 2019-2020

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Megan graduated from Davidson College with a degree in political science. While at Davidson, she developed a deep interest in exploring comparative politics, economics, and histories that define urban and rural food landscapes. Her research includes looking at Brazil’s Agri-food industry, urban food insecurity in South Africa’s Cape flats, and China’s Food Safety Regulatory System. In the last two years, Megan has interned with the US-Asia Institute and the American Chambers of Commerce in Vietnam where she took part in various outreach initiatives on matters relating to US and Southeast Asian agricultural trade relations.

Field placement: University at Buffalo Food Systems Planning & Healthy Communities Lab

Buffalo, New York

Policy placement: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Washington, D.C.

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