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Alexa de Jongh

Alexa was born and raised in North Carolina, where she completed her first degree at Appalachian State University studying ethnobotany and psycho-experiential learning. She is passionate about people, plants and science, and flourishes in a multi-disciplinary environment. She has spent time working in Ecuador, learning about the intersections of Amazonian plants and culture, and has thrived as a teaching assistant while pursuing her MSc. Alexa’s MSc research is focused on how past experiences, food literacy, and values shape food consumer behaviours.



Appalachian State University

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Ecogastronomy Research Group

I and my students use quantitative analyses of food and wine production systems to reveal linkages between ecological and social sustainability, “quality”, and the primacy of place … “Ecogastronomy”

Dr. John Volpe

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