Dr. Robin Currey Featured in Forbes Magazine

Dr. Robin Currey of Prescott College
Shamim Amiri

 

Dr. Robin Currey, Prescott College Faculty and Director of the Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems was interviewed for an article in Forbes Magazine called: 5 Tips For Getting Ahead From An Unusual STEM Career. Dr. Currey was selected as a woman in a unique STEM career. 

Dr. Currey has an M.Sc. in Resource Ecology and Management from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from Florida International University with a concentration on the ethnoecology of agroecosystems. Her work is centralized around food systems at the nexus of nutrition, micro-entrepreneurship, agroecology, and rural finance for small-local farmers. Dr. Currey worked as faculty and as the Director of the Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS) program at Green Mountain College (GMC). Additionally, Dr. Currey is also the former Director of Mercy Corps in Kyrgyzstan, an international development and humanitarian organization. She is currently the non-executive Director for a Mercy Corps-founded bank. Dr. Currey has approximately twenty years of experience in interdisciplinary and applied research focusing on the efficient use of natural resources, agricultural development, and local economies.

Now, after a long road that took her to an unexpected place on the other side of the planet, she works as Director of Sustainable Food Systems at Prescott College when her field is a critical piece in the climate change issue. Dr. Currey is currently the faculty and Director of the Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems at Prescott College. Dr. Currey has developed the new sustainability curriculum for the college based on her previous years of experience.