Vicky Brown Varela
Vicky Brown Varela is a Costa Rican-South Carolina Caroline research and writing fellow at Food Tank. She took her B.A. in international studies from American University, where she focused on environmental sustainability and peace, global security and conflict resolution. Her academic and professional interests include the field of political ecology, food sovereignty movements and environmental peace and peacebuilding. Vicky has worked on organic farms in Lebanon, Israel and Palestine, and has researched in Costa Rica. She plans to take postgraduate studies in visual anthropology. In her spare time, you can find her cooking vegan food, going on long walks outdoors and watching international movies.