Alex Cherry is a first-year master’s student at the Jackson Institute interested in exploring the confluences of international development, agriculture and food systems, environmental protection, peacebuilding, psychology, and nutritional health around the world. He graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University in 2018 with a double major in environmental studies and international relations. During his undergraduate studies, he explored the diverse relationships between humans and natural environments around the world. He developed a particular interest in agricultural and food systems and the different economic, policy, and socio-cultural instruments that can make them more sustainable and regenerative for the social and environmental needs of present and future societies. Since 2018, Alex has worked for a variety of different organizations, including a marine conservation institute in Greece, an international food law organization, and a neuropsychological evaluations clinic based in New York. He founded an innovative organizational and executive functioning coaching company helping people with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder better manage their daily lives. Alex was also a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa, in the sector of sustainable agricultural systems, where he worked with a women’s group and a primary school to reinforce their vegetable gardening capacities for the economic and nutritional benefit of the community. He speaks several romance languages and is an avid rock climber, hiker, cyclist, skier, and photographer.