Ally Barry (they/them/theirs) is a third-year environmental studies undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In May 2022, Barry joined the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute’s policy team. Throughout the next few months, they will be studying the health and economic implications of nitrate contamination in Nebraska’s groundwater.
On campus, Barry has been highly involved within the sustainability community working as a student ambassador for the Environmental Studies Program and organizing Nebraska’s node of the Solve Climate by 2030 conference. Additionally, Barry represents the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources as a Student Senator and Chair of the Environmental Sustainability Committee in the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN) Student Government. Off campus, you can find them reading, scuba diving, or attempting to break an apple open with their bare hands.
Barry has experience conducting and presenting research in earth sciences and has a special interest in developing the connection between human identity and our natural environment. In the future, they hope to further investigate how the resiliency of the LGBTQ+ community may relate to and inform our reaction to the climate crisis.