Agroecologist & Farm Sourcing Operations Manager, Blue Apron
Alison followed her passion for soils to a career in sustainable agriculture. Beginning with research on soil carbon in forests at Harvard’s Long-Term Ecological Research station in 2006, Alison went on to lead research on organic and sustainable agriculture at the Rodale Institute, managed Penn State Extension’s beginning farmer training program, and completed a dual-title PhD in ecology and biogeochemistry focusing on improving nitrogen management in agriculture at Penn State prior to joining Blue Apron last fall. At Blue Apron, Alison is building a new precision planning approach to manage their specialty produce sourcing along with a suite of technical tools (i.e. soil testing, climate data reports, on-farm sensor technology) to enhance Blue Apron’s farm partners’ growing practices.