High Meadows Fellow – Research Associate
Areas of expertise: Corporate partnerships, global agricultural commodities
Alexandra Deprez is a High Meadows Fellow and a recent graduate of Princeton University. In her current role as Research Associate for the Corporate Partnerships Program, Alexandra works with a diverse set of EDF project managers to analyze market data, provide programmatic support and develop strategy for a number of ground-breaking corporate sustainability initiatives. Projects worked on to present have include freight, chemical reform in consumer products, water efficiency in data centers, sustainability consumer engagement, and sustainable global agricultural commodities.
Alexandra’s appointment to EDF is through the High Meadows Fellowship, a two-year competitive program that places graduating Princeton seniors in leading non-profit organizations with an environmental focus.
Alexandra has previously worked at the UNESCO’s Earth and Ecological Sciences Division, the Association of Volunteers for Service in the Protected Areas of Costa Rica, and the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. Her independent work at Princeton focused on Amazonian conservation and informal gold mining, as well as on cultural perspectives on environmentalism and the concept of nature.
In 2012, the social enterprise Alexandra co-founded to sustainably address women’s health and sanitation in India won the Princeton TigerLaunch Business Plan Competition and was chosen as a top 40 project in the Dell Social Innovation Challenge.
B.A., Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Princeton University. High Honors.
- "Nature Re-Visioned: An Ethnographic Diary from the Peruvian Amazon," Princeton University Senior Thesis, 2012.
- "Climate Migration in Latin America: A Future 'Flood of Refugees' to the North?" Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 2010.