Graduate Directory

Suzanne Lipton
  • Title
    • Ph.D. Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Nat Sci 2 Main Building, 487
  • Mail Stop Environmental Studies

Research Interests

Research interests include biodiversity in agroecosystems, farm management practices and implications for ecology, climate change and agriculture, and food soveriegnty. 

Biography, Education and Training

Suzanne is a third year PhD candidate in Dr. Philpott's lab (ANTS Lab). She holds a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Michigan. Her post college-pre-graduate school experience working in the restaurant industry, particularly as a pastry chef in farm to table restaurants, led to her interest in sustainable agriculture and agrifood systems. Before pursuing her Ph.D. she worked for for several non-profits focused on food and agriculture and was Assistant Director at the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability at Columbia University. She is co-author of the book Sustainable Food Production: A Primer for the 21st Century (2021).