TIE Fellow 2017-2018: Lauren O’Brien

Lauren O’Brien, Master of Science in Agriculture, Food & Environment

After working in restaurants, urban and rural farms, and as a social worker, I came to Tufts to develop a strong skillset and knowledge base to tackle critical environmental and social issues within the food system. Food waste falls at the intersection of my ever growing interest in sustainable resource use in the food system and her passion for equitable food access. I love the enthusiasm and growth in the food waste, food insecurity movement and am excited to engage in research, collaboration, and coordination efforts — both as a TIE fellow and in my future career. Given my academic and career interests, it may not come as a surprise that I love good food, good people, and some hearty outdoor adventures.