Biography

Jennifer is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at NYU interested in large-scale, transboundary conservation dilemmas. She has a particular interest in climate change and the protection of wildlife, and works on issues related to overfishing and aquaculture. She received a Sloan Research Fellowship in ocean sciences in 2015 and was named a Pew Marine Conservation Fellow in 2016.

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The first animals we domesticated for food were sheep, around 9000 years ago, followed soon after by goats, cows, and pigs, and then, as recent as 2000 years ago, chickens. As human population expanded rapidly, these animals became part of a highly industrialized food system that destroys habitat, pollutes, and is unsustainable. Now, humans …

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