Alice Reznickova
Capstone Lead • Teaching Associate Professor

Alice Reznickova is a Teaching Associate Professor and Capstone Lead in the MENV Program. Alice is an educator, mentor, and researcher in sustainability with a particular interest in human behavior, policy, food systems, urban design, and sustainability education.

Prior to joining MENV, Alice worked as an Interdisciplinary Scientist in the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington DC. In this position, she supported a campaign to build an evidence-based case for sustainable and equitable food policy. Her work focused on nutrition security, farmworkers' health, and land ownership.

Alice spent six years as a faculty member and program director supporting sustainability practices at different institutions of higher education. This included two years at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, where Alice served as the Director of Sustainable Urban Environments major, and two years at Ripon College in the position of campus Sustainability Director. 

Alice's research focuses on community food security and food justice; her most recent work included an ambitious project to develop the first urban agriculture census for New York City. Alice also writes about sustainability and equity in higher education. 

In all positions, Alice enjoyed supporting experiential education for students. At NYU, she mentored a team of students who addressed real-life sustainability challenges, including an international collaboration to redesign a neighborhood in Paris for the C40 Students Reinvent Cities competition. At Ripon College, Alice established Sustainability Fellowships in which students took ownership over campus and community projects. 

Alice received her MS in Chemistry and PhD in Environment and Resources, both from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and a BA in Chemistry from Smith College.