A Platform on Representation, Engagement, and Community
Author: Carrie Alexander
Dr. Carrie Alexander (she/her) is a postdoctoral scholar for the Ethics and Socioeconomics Research Cluster for the USDA-NIFA/NSF AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems (AIFS) at the University of California, Davis, in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne, and Cornell University. Before taking on this role, Carrie earned her PhD in U.S. and Environmental History at UC Davis. Her current research focuses on the legal, practical, and ethical boundaries and cultural functions of deceit, risk, algorithms, and nuance in planning and governing the global food system.
In recent years, Carrie has worked as a public scholar, historian, and data scientist with the UC Davis DataLab and the State of California, and served as a Mellon Public Scholar with California Humanities. Prior to beginning her PhD program at Davis, she worked for ten years in web design and print publications for several large corporations, state organizations, and non-profits on the east coast. Originally from the Midwest and Colorado, she moved to Davis with her daughter in 2012 where they enjoy hiking, gardening, and dreaming together.