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As Senior Fellow for Socio-Environmental Understanding, Lisa Palmer participates actively in the national and international discourse on socio-environmental issues through writing and publishing, speaking, developing and leading seminars, contributing to SESYNC’s digital presence, and offering analysis and science communications strategy to SESYNC synthesis teams, postdocs, and leadership. An award-winning journalist, she writes for publications such as the Nature family of journals, Yale E360, The Guardian, Nautilus, The New York Times, The New Republic, Ensia, Slate, and many others. She is the author of HOT, HUNGRY PLANET: The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change (St. Martin’s Press; 2017). She was previously a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., where she conducted research on global food security, resilience, and policies related to sustainable agriculture.
Palmer is a professional member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, the National Association of Science Writers, and the D.C. Science Writers Association. She is a graduate of Boston University and Simmons University in Boston.