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Alissa Weinman is a former intern for the Climate Policy Project at Institute for Policy Studies. She hails from the Washington, D.C. area and recently completed her studies in Anthropology, Environmental Studies, and Political Science at The College of Wooster. At Wooster, Alissa split her time between advancing sustainability on campus as a Sustainability Intern and Greenhouse Club President and writing her senior thesis on the role of community organizing and urban agriculture in the Dudley neighborhood of Boston, MA. Alissa is enthusiastic about issues regarding environmental justice, food sovereignty, and the green economy.

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