Sophie Wenzlau is a food and agriculture staff researcher at the Worldwatch Institute. She joined the Worldwatch Institute’s Food and Agriculture research staff in June 2012. Her main focus is the intersection between sustainable agriculture, environmental degradation, food security, and development. Before coming to Worldwatch, Sophie spent time working with the food and farming team at Sustainable Connections in Bellingham, Washington, and also with the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation, a sustainable water development group in India. She holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the Western Washington University Honors Program, and has also spent time studying food security issues in Switzerland and Madagascar. She holds a teaching certificate in permaculture, a form of sustainable agriculture.