Sylvia Kelly is a second-year Master of Urban Planning student at SUNY Buffalo and a WNY Prosperity Fellow. She engages in action-oriented research to increase the resiliency of smallholder farmers in the face of globalization, urbanization, and climate change. Through her work, she hopes to address issues of food justice across the Global South. Prior to joining the Food Lab, Sylvia worked as a McKinney-Vento Liaison for the Buffalo Public School District. She earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and History at Pace University. Sylvia also serves as the Educational Outreach Committee Co-Chair for Science Demands Action, a local non-profit that seeks to partner with communities in using science for social good.