Will Slotznick is a second-year dual degree candidate pursuing an MPP in Global Affairs at the Jackson School and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. At Yale, Will studies the linkages among food systems, climate resiliency, and economic development. He is particularly interested in responsible sourcing in agricultural value chains, and he spent the summer of 2022 with PepsiCo’s Global Sustainability Office as an EDF Climate Corps Fellow.  There, he designed and piloted a cost of carbon and water stress model for major capital investments across global business units. On campus, Will co-leads SOM’s Social Impact Lab and the Cross-Yale Food Systems Group. He is also active with the Center for Business and Environment at Yale (CBEY), and he volunteers with Gather New Haven – a network of urban farms and gardens across the city. 
Prior to Yale, Will spent four years with the development research and advisory group IDinsight, based in Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana, and India. As a consultant, he designed and operated rigorous field studies (e.g. randomized controlled trials) for policy units, NGOs, and social enterprises, primarily in the rural livelihoods sector; he later joined the Executive Office in strategic fundraising during the COVID pandemic. Will has an upcoming journal publication with results from an RCT he managed on digital technology and agricultural extension in southern India (expected Fall 2022). 
Will holds a BA in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.