Alissa Welker


Alissa Welker, an environmental science major with a peace and justice concentration and spanish minor, received a VURF Travel Grant to attend the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) Food-Energy-Water Nexus: 16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment in Washington, DC in January 2016.

On her conference experience:

“Attending NCSE’s Food-Energy-Water nexus conference was one of the greatest learning experiences that I have had throughout my career at Villanova. It was an amazing opportunity to be surrounded by leaders in the field of food security and sustainability. Having the chance to present my research, Cultivate a Conversation, and get feedback from professionals in the agriculture space was invaluable. Additionally, the networking opportunity that the conference provided me was another huge benefit to attending the conference. NCSE’s conference made me excited to be graduating and going into a field that I am so passionate about where there are so many great people working towards a more sustainable tomorrow. Thank you for providing funding to help make this experience possible.”