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Amy Zader
University of Colorado, Boulder

Amy Zader is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Her research investigates the cultural and environmental geography of China through the study of agro-food systems. She is currently living in Harbin, China conducting dissertation research on the production and consumption of high quality rice from China’s northeast region.  In addition to PhD work at the University of Colorado, Amy holds an MA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME and a BA in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. She has served as an environmental education Peace Corps Volunteer in Sichuan, China, conducted master’s research on China’s environmental movement, and worked as a volunteer on several Chinese farms.