Johanna Wilkes is a Ph.D. candidate in the Global Environmental Stream at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA). Interested in questions of international governance, public policy, and food systems, Johanna hopes to explore how international institutions tackle issues surrounding climate-resilient farming and sustainable futures.
Johanna holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics. In addition, Johanna holds a certificate in Agricultural Leadership Development and a Masters in International Public Policy.
Prior to starting her doctoral studies, Johanna served as a member of the policy team to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Minister of Infrastructure. During her tenure, she helped to facilitate dialogue on policy and ways to empower community-led solutions.
From environmental policy to social reform, Johanna believes we have the chance to make a real impact in the world. She looks forward to focusing on research that reflects the issues we face and the opportunities for change.