Position title: 2019-2020 Helen Firstbrook Franklin Scholarship Award Recipient
Anika Rice is a People-Environment Geographer studying agroecology, gender and migration in a changing climate. She received her BA in Human Geography from UC Berkeley in 2014 and has since interned at National Geographic Explorer Programs in DC, instructed field courses with GirlVentures in the greater Bay Area, and worked as a farm educator at Urban Adamah in Berkeley, CA. In 2016 she completed a project titled “Migration, Women and Coffee Production: Changing roles on Guatemalan and Nicaraguan farms” as a National Geographic Young Explorer grantee.
Her background in experiential education includes food systems & farm ecology curriculum, native plants & folk herbalism lessons, backpacking skills, mindfulness, earth-based Judaism, and holding intentional space for group connection. In her free time she enjoys weaving, fermenting things, and learning about the plant world.