Aly’s primary academic interest is how land use and food production impact human and planetary health. She has a diverse professional background in garden and science education, youth and community development, and small-scale agriculture. This past winter she was the recipient of a Serve-In-Place grant for her work evaluating the inaugural season of the Tompkins-Cortland Solidarity Gardens, a food sovereignty program through Cornell Cooperative Extension. She also serves on the Standards Committee for the Pride Camping Association, which creates guidelines for supporting LGBT+ youth in recreation programs.
With the Fiorella lab, she is developing a report for the Department of Environmental Conservation and Cornell Cooperative Extension that outlines changes in hunting and foraging habits in Central NY due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how these organizations can support those activities.
2014 BA, Muhlenberg College