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Alexandra ZaborowskaGraduate Research Assistant

Aleksandra is a first-year graduate student in the Master of International Development at Duke, focusing on regenerative food systems and food policy. She is originally from Poland, but prior to her studies, Aleksandra worked as a policy adviser in the European Parliament on the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. In her capacity as policy adviser, Aleksandra took responsibility for negotiating a report that focused on ensuring food security and long-term resilience. This report guided the European Commission in proposing new regulations for sustainable food systems and other legislative proposals. She also led the efforts on an implementation report that promoted healthy dietary habits among children and ensured access to fresh, local produce for vulnerable children through the ‘School Scheme.’ Aleksandra also negotiated the Nature Restoration Law, the Industrial Emissions Directive, and various other legislative initiatives. She also serves as a policy consultant and research assistant on Nature Based Solutions (NBSs) projects for the European-based NGO – NeuroLandscape. Aleksandra holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Journalism from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. She has also pursued studies in International Relations and Strategic Studies (Security Studies) at both Jagiellonian University and as a fellow of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Fund for Young Leaders (SYLFF) at the University of Washington in Seattle.