Kayleigh Fay from Boston, Massachusetts, is a Birthright Armenia Volunteer who will be working at the AUA Acopian Center for the Environment for the next ten weeks. She will be supporting research on agricultural waste management as part of the Waste Governance in Armenia project.
Kayleigh is currently a Masters student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University studying Agriculture, Food and Environment. She received her bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut. She is interested in economic and policy incentives that increase the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices and promote climate action. Kayleigh previously worked as a research assistant at the Global Development and Environment Institute in the areas of soil health and climate change mitigation and adaptation in agriculture.