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If I’m honest, the bustling metropolis of Washington D.C. is not a place I once equated with effectively telling the story of sustainable agriculture. When I left the crowded airport to ride a crowded metro to find our hotel on a crowded city street, I thought to myself, “What does this have to do with agriculture?” No farms. No dirt. Definitely no cows.
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Think back to your grade school days: when someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up, was it easy to reply with an answer? Maybe you were considering a career as a firefighter, doctor, nurse, teacher or an astronaut. As you grew up, did those dreams change?

Alexander Fried

The George Washington University
Alexander, from Scranton, Pennsylvania, is studying international affairs and economics. He is fascinated by the use of policy to incentivize agricultural actors to be more sustainable. This interest in sustainability led him to research, form and present his own policy on municipal composting systems to his state senator and state representative in high school. He also has worked in the U.S. House of Representatives helping staff analyze policy. Alexander is mentored by Lisa Benton-Short in the Department of Geography.