Sidney received her B.S. in 2013 from Cornell University in Biology and Society and International Agriculture and Rural Development. Since then, she has worked on a coffee-diversification project in Bolivia and Fulbright-funded research in Guatemala examining seasonal food insecurity, agrobiodiversity, and the CADER extension system in smallholder communities.
She is interested in food sovereignty, agroecology, and solidarity economies.
Her current work builds on long-term participatory work with smallholder farmers in Malawi, where she is studying agroecological pathways to food security.