Matthew Burnett, inspired by his work at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Matthew Burnett devoted his studies at Yale to the interactions between public health, agriculture and the environment. He made full use of the flexibility offered by the Jackson Institute, taking courses at the Forestry & Environmental Studies, Law and Public Health schools and spent his summer internship working on climate change governance at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. Matthew hopes to put his newly acquired knowledge to work in policy making or international development programs that mitigate the negative impacts of agriculture and energy use, particularly the impacts on human health, water quality and climate change. He would also like to promote the effective governance institutions necessary for sustainable progress in these spheres.