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Libby Blanchard

Libby Blanchard is a Gates Cambridge Scholar and PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, where she studies political ecology, political economy and climate change policy in the department of geography.

Prior to her research at Cambridge, Libby worked in the specialty coffee industry for six years, where she raised over $4 million and directed projects for livelihood improvement and conservation programs with coffee producers in 11 countries. These projects were featured in the Clinton Global Initiative, National Geographic's Wild Chronicles series, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

She is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah, and holds a BA from Occidental and an MPhil from Cambridge.


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