L4E PHD FELLOW - ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS - UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
Megan is a PhD student in Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont and a graduate fellow at the Gund Institute for Environment. She is interested in ecological economics, political ecology and science and technology studies. Her research focuses on the relationship between economic practice and social imaginaries within commodity frontiers, and how they relate to conflict and consent around resource development. Prior to starting her doctorate, she worked in pro-poor value chain development on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua and received her MSc. in Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics from the University of Guelph. Megan is involved with the local chapters of DegrowUS and Science for the People and can commonly be found around town, growing food with the Homeward Bound Collective or playing music with Burlington’s favorite anti-capitalist folk-pop band, Marxist Jargon.