The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is happy to welcome Alyssa Chan, who joins as Program Coordinator.
Alyssa became involved with the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic while still in undergrad. Beginning as a student in Emily’s Food Law and Policy course, Alyssa worked as an intern at FLPC in the summer of 2016 and as an RA the following fall. After graduation, she joined the clinic full-time as Program Coordinator in January 2017. As an intern and RA, Alyssa worked together with Fundacion Alternativas to prepare a policy brief on the relationship between infrastructure and food security in Bolivia, traveled to Navajo Nation to visit partners and promote farm-to-school programs, and contributed research to the farm bill consortium. She first became interested in sustainable food systems while working on an organic farm and winery in Argentina. Since then, her focus has shifted to food justice issues, including food access, labor in the food system, and equitable access to land and capital for socially disadvantaged farmers.
In her current role, Alyssa splits her time between the farm bill research consortium and the food waste initiative. Alyssa graduated from Harvard College in December 2016 with a joint degree in Chemistry and Earth and Planetary Sciences, and a minor in the Comparative Study of Religion.