Jamie Lutz is a research associate for the Global Food Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where she conducts research and provides policy solutions to global and U.S. food security challenges. Prior to working with the Global Food Security Program, she interned with a variety of local and international development organizations, conducted research on the impacts of Covid-19 on local food systems, and served as an urban agriculture volunteer with the Peace Corps in Senegal. She has research experience in sustainable agriculture practices, community-based agriculture, and international climate and carbon markets policy. Ms. Lutz holds a BS in architecture from the University of Michigan and a master’s in development practice from Emory University with a concentration in sustainable environments and livelihoods. She hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and speaks advanced Wolof and intermediate Spanish and French.