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UEP Alum Caitlin Hachmeyer (MA13) of Red H Farm was recently featured by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations this week.
August 2016
This was part of a project called Agroecology in Action, the practices and detrimental effects of modern western agricultural practices, and the policy and planning environment of both the local and global food system. This year, 52 farmers from around the world will be profiled as representatives of a global farmer’s movement. Red H is located in Sebastopol, CA and owned and operated by Caitlin. Learn more >

Erica Walker featured in "How City Noise Affects Residents' Health" in The Atlantic
March 2, 2016
UEP alumni Erica Walker (MA12) was interviewed recently by The Atlantic magazine regarding her research into noise pollution in the Boston metropolitan area. She has been traveling around the area measuring sound levels using a decibel meter in addition to having residents fill out surveys about how the noise is affecting their lives. The Doctoral Student at Harvard University School of Public Health has also researched how noise levels influence the community with her UEP thesis here at Tufts, Constructing a Noise Propagation Model to Assess Community Noise Levels Stemming From Road Traffic: The Case of Somerville, MA. Learn more >

Matthew Jones to join Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission as Senior Land Use Planner and Forest Conservation Inspector for Montgomery County, Maryland
March 1, 2016
Beginning in March 2016, Matthew C. Jones '05 will join the Silver Spring office of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission as Senior Land Use Planner and Forest Conservation Inspector serving Montgomery County, Maryland. He will support Montgomery County's Forest Conservation Program which has saved 9,000 acres of forestland from development, and resulted in 2,000 acres of new forest plantings since 1992. Matthew holds a Master of Arts degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University. He resides in downtown Frederick, Maryland with his wife, Annie Blanchard Jones, and their son, Everett. LinkedIn website >

MPP Alum Alexandra Oliver-Davila Selected for Boston School Committee
January 7, 2016
The Boston School Committee recently swore in Alexandra Oliver-Davila (MPP13) as its newest member on January 4, 2016. Alex has been serving as the Executive Director of Sociedad Latina since 1999. She has transformed the non-profit into a cutting-edge, data-driven youth development organization. Boston Mayor Walsh said "Oliver-Dávila is a great addition to the Boston School Committee. Her experience focusing on building strong partnerships and creating opportunities for young people in the City of Boston will add to a cadre of leaders serving in this capacity." On the committee, she will help guide policy as the governing body for the Boston Public Schools, who serve more than 56,000 pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students in 125 schools. Learn more >