From Minnesota originally, Emily Cassidy earned her master’s and bachelor degrees in natural resources science from the University of Minnesota. As a research analyst at EWG, she investigates the impact of agriculture on land, water, and air. Her projects have focused on ways to change the food system to yield healthier, more sustainable food. Prior to joining EWG, she co-authored a highly cited paper, “Solutions for a Cultivated Planet,” which investigated how to sustainably feed 9 billion people. For her master’s thesis she developed a novel metric, quantifying the number of people fed per acre of cropland. Her research has been featured on NBC News, Scientific American and National Geographic, among others. In her free time, Emily enjoys biking, camping and exploring Washington, D.C., museums.