Jennifer Lamy

Jennifer Lamy

Career Interests

Sustainable agriculture and food systems

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Environmental Management, May 2017
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Environmental Economics and Policy, with focus on Sustainable Food Systems
Master’s Project: Environmental and Land Use Predictors of Nutritional Outcomes in Mvomero, Tanzania 
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, May 2013
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Economics & Environmental Studies
Study Abroad: School for Field Studies, Kenya & Tanzania (Fall 2011)
Concord Academy, Concord, MA
High School (May, 2009)

Professional Experience

Virtual Research Intern, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, Foreign Agriculture Service
Perform qualitative research for the new Colombian Cacao for Peace Initiative, which is aimed at improving the cacao value chain in Colombia. Research existing similar initiatives worldwide and compile data on cacao projects into a report for FAS. September 2016 – present
Teaching Assistant, Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC, Environmental Law and Policy
Served as a resource to help students understand the specifics of environmental laws and policies of the United States. Assisted with student drafting of class papers in the format of a public comment on a proposed regulation. September – December, 2016
Data Analysis Intern, United States Agency for International Development, Washington, DC, Bureau for Food Security
Created proof of concept materials for the Monitoring and Evaluation team on target setting for Feed the Future. Independently performed cluster analysis on Feed the Future monitoring data in order to identify trends in outcomes that could then be used for future target-setting by operating units. Assisted with editing and data visualization for FTF publications and presentations throughout the summer. May – July 2016
Research Assistant, Sanford School of Public Policy, Durham, NC, World Food Policy Center
Worked with the Director of Planning of Duke’s future World Food Policy Center to establish Center priorities. Completed a review of the gray literature on obesity and non-communicable diseases worldwide. Assisted in the planning and execution of a two-day consultation at Duke University with leaders in food policy from around the world. January – May 2016
Research Assistant, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC, Economics of Sustainable Seafood
Assisted with initial data review for new project on the impact of catch shares programs on ex-vessel prices and product diversity. Performed independent data analysis using Microsoft Excel and Stata on diversity indicators of products from Alaskan salmon and pollock fisheries. September 2015 – May 2016
Farm Intern, Castello di Spannocchia, Siena, Italy
Cared for vineyard, olive grove, and animals at historic agro-tourism estate in Tuscany while learning about sustainable agriculture and Tuscan culture. Assisted with guest relations and student group educational programming. September 2014 – June 2015 


environmental economics
survey design

Graduation Date

May 2017

Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank