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Samuel Battles

Samuel Battles

Yale University

  • Environmental Studies

Samuel seeks to understand the relationship between colonization, migration, and the environment. Sustainable food production is one way we can both benefit the environment and promote non-western ways of interacting with nature. Using food sovereignty as one example, Samuel aims to bring histories of oppression into the context of the conservation movement. His future goals are to integrate cultural awareness with science and public policy while working with marginalized communities.

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