Rebecca Jablonski

Fulbright-Cardiff University Scholar Award- Economics

Cities across the UK, EU, and US are increasingly adopting food policies to achieve sustainability goals. These policies often neglect regional voices despite the significant regional effects of these policies. With this Fulbright-Cardiff University Scholar Award Rebecca will join the FOODTRAILS project, and explore how urban food policies contribute to sustainable regional development. She will also have the opportunity to conduct a comparative analysis with the US, leveraging a new project funded by the US Department of Agriculture and including partners from Johns Hopkins and Ohio State Universities.

In Colorado, Rebecca is co-Director of Colorado State University's Food Systems Institute, she co-leads the Food Systems Extension team, and serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. She lives in the foothills of Bellvue, Colorado with her husband (rangeland ecologist) and two daughters (10 and 2) who will be joining her in Wales.