I am a senior majoring in both Plant and Soil Sciences and Horticultural Sciences at UMass Amherst. I was born in a suburban town of New Jersey and raised pretty removed from science in favor of engineering and mathematics. Throughout college, I have slowly fallen in love with science thanks to tremendous faculty and advisors. What started out as a curiosity into the way our food is made has really blossomed into something special. I still have plenty to learn and would really like to learn more about the culture of agriculture and how it has enticed/alienated people of color and queer people. Outside of an anthropological lens, I would love to learn more about sustainable food systems and agroforestry! I hope to continue to work closely with agriculture and our food systems, researching pest management practices and how to better sustain our farms and subsequently ourselves and create a community to amplify and consolidate underheard voices.