Shereen D'Souza (2011)
Fellowship Year: 2011
Academic Background: Yale University - MS - (Environmental Studies)
From village-level seed saving in India to urban gardens in low-income communities in the US, Shereen D’Souza works to support justice and equity in global and local food and farming systems. Shereen is a Master of Environmental Science student at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her research focuses on how best to increase benefits and reduce risks for poor farming communities participating in carbon finance initiatives in the Global South. This summer, Shereen’s research will take her to Kitale, Kenya. Before graduate school, Shereen spent ten years working as a food justice activist and advocate. She was Director of the state-wide California Food and Justice Coalition, Co-Director of Sustaining Ourselves Locally (Oakland), Council Member of the Oakland Food Policy Council and Board Member of Oakland Food Connection. Shereen also spent three years working as an agriculture volunteer with Peace Corps in Honduras. She holds a B.S. degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, a Certificate in Permaculture Design from Merritt College and a Certificate in Ecological Horticulture from the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. In her free time, Shereen enjoys biking and gardening.
Expertise: Environmental Justice