Bio: Ivy Blackmore is a joint University of Rhode Island/Washington University in St Louis postdoctoral researcher based in St Louis, Missouri. As a postdoc, Ivy is focused on implementing an intervention in coastal Kenya that addresses malnutrition and its intersections with fisheries sustainability.

Her research interests include rural social-ecological interactions, integrative agrobiodiversity, subsistence food production systems, and the impact of women’s collectives on livelihood security.

Ivy earned a Ph.D. from Washington University in St Louis (2019), a Master of Public Policy from Duke University (2012) and a B.A. from Bowdoin College (2007). Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Ivy worked for the International Development Group at RTI International and served for two and a half years as a Peace Corps agriculture/food security extension agent in rural Nicaragua. Her time in Nicaragua and the experience of growing up on a small farm in upstate New York led to her interest in rural livelihood security issues and sustainable development in underserved places across the world.

Recent Publications:

Country Experience: Nicaragua, Ecuador, Kenya

Curriculum Vitae: Ivy Blackmore_CV