Felipe Cook was born in Fairbanks, Alaska at 30 below. He later graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BA in Political Science and included a year of international policy studies at the University of Leeds, U.K. Felipe worked in education in the Teach For America Phoenix Cohort teaching science and mathematics to students and as an agricultural extension agent in Senegal with the Peace Corps. Upon returning stateside, he worked as a forestry technician in Mammoth Lakes, California, with the US Forest Service. Most recently, he worked as a programmer and data analyst for avionic and unemployment services in New Mexico. Felipe’s primary interests are at the intersection of poverty reduction, climate change, and food security.