The World Food Prize Foundation

2020 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Tamara Marcus

Sustainability Manager, Linn County, Iowa

Tamara is the Linn County Sustainability Manager and a Ph.D. candidate in the Natural Resources and Earth System Sciences program at the University of New Hampshire. Her research interests include using bioinformatic techniques to understand the impact of warming on microbial mediation of carbon emissions from Arctic lakes. Additionally, she studies how indigenous communities access weather and climate data to better understand how to make results from climate research more accessible and applicable. Previously, she has worked with non-profits and local governments in the Indian Himalaya to translate results of her research into local environmental policy. Ms. Marcus has been a Fulbright-Nehru fellow, a NASA New Hampshire Space Grant fellow, and a National Center for Atmospheric Research fellow and completed her B.S. in biochemistry and English from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

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