University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Colleen Henegan

MS Student, Environment and Resources, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison

Colleen Henegan is in the second year of her master’s degree with the environment and resources program at the Nelson Institute. She is a member of the Mission to Improve Global Health through Insects, or MIGHTi, which is a research group founded by Valerie Stull, PhD, that investigates ways in which edible insects can be used to address food insecurity caused by climate change. For her thesis, she is researching perceptions of farmed edible insects in Lusaka, Zambia. She is also an assistant on a project that assesses the effectiveness of edible insect farming initiatives in southern Zambia. She plans to earn her doctoral degree at the Nelson Institute. Her doctoral research will explore female-led agricultural initiatives in Zambia that are working to address climate change-induced food insecurity.

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