Ally Barry (they/them) is a senior environmental & sustainability studies undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In May 2022, they joined the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute’s policy team to study the economic and human health impacts of nitrate contamination in Nebraska’s groundwater. Starting September 2023, they will be investigating the long-term impacts of micro and nano plastics in agricultural soil on food security.
On campus, Ally is an active member of the Husker community serving as a student ambassador for the Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program, senator for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and member of the Innocents Society, a uniquely Nebraskan senior honorary. Off campus, you can find them scuba diving, running or reading.
Ally has experience conducting and presenting research in earth systems modeling and strives to centralize equity and accessibility through both research methods and deliverables. In the future, they hope to further investigate the connection between marine conservation and human health.