speaker

Eve Allen, Experimental Farm Network

Eve Allen, Experimental Farm Network

Researcher

Eve is an interdisciplinary and international researcher whose studies focus on the conservation of crops and their wild kin. Living, working, and traveling extensively throughout fourteen+ countries has inspired her to inquire into how humans can evolve agricultural practices to properly nourish growing global populations and cope with climate change while maintaining biodiversity and reducing environmental degradation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass, where she concentrated in anthropology, botany, and evolutionary genetics. Her senior thesis, titled Constructing resilient agroecosystems: Linking the conservation and use of crop wild relatives, explores natural gene flow and introgression between crops and their wild relatives as a mechanism to generate novel genetic diversity for adapting southern African agroecosystems to climate change. She recently completed a Fulbright research grant in Peru.