Alex Cherry is a second-year dual-degree MPP and MEM student at Jackson and the Yale School of the Environment specializing in the confluences of agriculture and food systems, climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental governance, and international development around the world. He has worked as an intern at the FAO in climate change and water policy research in developing countries. Before coming to Yale, he 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 received his BA with Magna Cum Laude honors from Tufts University in 2018 with a double major in environmental studies and international relations. He speaks several romance languages and is an avid rock climber, hiker, cyclist, skier, and photographer.