Rosalind Russell

Research Assistant
Gary Sands

M.S. (In progress) - Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering

B.S. in Sustainable Development, Buena Vista University, 2018


In the Fall of 2020, Rosie joined the BBSEM Graduate program to pursue research in sustainable food systems. After graduating from Buena Vista University in northwest Iowa, Rosie spent a couple of years working as an environmental scientist with a St. Paul-based environmental consulting firm to conduct field work and develop natural resource management plans in a number of agricultural watersheds across the United States Midwest. While she continues this work, Rosie is now conducting research with Dr. Gary Sands to measure social indicators of well-being among farming communities adopting sustainable agricultural practices.

Areas of Interest

Sustainable Food Systems, Regenerative Agriculture, Social Equity