FRIEDMAN FELLOWS
NEXT SYMPOSIUM: APRIL 21, 2017 IN CHICAGO, IL WITH THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR NUTRITION SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS

Rebecca Nemec Boehm, MSc

PhD Candidate, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Tufts University, Boston, MA
2012–present

Mentor   Dr. Cash

Recent Work

I am a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Agriculture Food and Environment Program (AFE) at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. My research focuses on the connection between climate change and consumer food choices. I am particularly interested in how consumers can lower their dietary carbon footprint whilst maintaining a nutritionally adequate and affordable diet. I also am investigating consumer interest and willingness to pay for sustainability attributes on food and beverage products.

I completed my Master of Science in the Friedman School AFE program with a specialization in economics in May 2012. Prior to attending the Friedman School I was an intern at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition in Washington, D.C. and Program Manager at the Boston Public Health Commission. I received my BA from Princeton University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in 2005.