(2018 McCourt Scholar)
When she was an undergraduate at Harvard, Lillian Alexander spent a summer researching food insecurity and climate change in East Africa. There, she witnessed unforgettable childhood malnutrition and a lack of long-term solutions to agricultural shortages. After graduation, Alexander worked on a climate change initiative in Washington, D.C. and then served as a Fulbright Scholar teaching assistant in Malaysia. Most recently, at Innovations for Poverty Action, she managed a study involving 15,000 smallholder farmers in Kenya. At McCourt, Alexander plans to hone leadership and quantitative skills and focus on policy solutions to food insecurity. She hopes to work in global agribusinesses and be a part of those policy solutions.