Whitman Barrett

MPS, Global Development
  • Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
  • College attended and major: Bachelor's in history - Oberlin College
Tell us a fun fact about you.

I love to read widely: everything from sci-fi to history, botany, and everything in between!

What are the big challenges you want to tackle in the world?

I want to work to create a more environmentally just world through agricultural sustainability. Climate change will impact everyone on the planet, but it won’t impact everyone equally. I hope to be a part of mitigating the effects of climate change for the most vulnerable farmers. 

What were you doing before the MPS program?

I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo from 2016-2019, where I worked primarily on agricultural education and soil conservation projects.