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Emily Liss

School: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Department: Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy

Research Interests: Water Science & Systems, Food Systems, Climate Change, Agriculture


Emily is a graduate student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy majoring in Agriculture, Food, and Environment. She expects to complete her M.S. in May 2019. Before coming to Tufts, Emily earner her B.A. in Art History from Mount Holyoke College. She also worked on multiple small non-profit farms in the New England area, which sparked her interest in farms, food, and the environment.

Current Studies and Future Goals

When asked what she found most meaningful about her field of study, Emily responded with the following: “I'm very interested in the nexus between agriculture and the environment, namely how agriculture can affect its surroundings in both good and bad ways”.

When asked what interested her in pursuing the WSSS Graduate Certificate, Emily responded with the following: “Because I'm interested in the intersection between agriculture and the environment, water is a natural place to focus, because it physically connects the two. Water is vital to both systems, and good management can benefit everyone involved”.

Emily hopes to work in either the non-profit or government sector doing work to lighten agriculture’s impacts once she completes her studies at Tufts.

Fun Facts!

When not doing school work, Emily can be found playing the banjo or social dancing.

Favorite Food: Israeli Food

Favorite Course Taken at Tufts: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)