Nicole Adrian

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Ph.D. Student

Annenberg Graduate Fellow 2022-2023
Fontaine Fellow

Nicole Adrian is a first-year doctoral student studying environmental history with a focus on agriculture. She is interested in the development of corporate agribusiness and its influence on the U.S. policymaking process throughout the twentieth century. 

Prior to Penn, Nicole studied history, environmental studies, conservation biology, and public policy at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. After graduation, she worked for two years as a public sector consultant.

Advisor: Jared Farmer


M.P.A., Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin - Madison

B.S., History and Conservation Biology, Environmental Studies Certificate, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Research Interests

Environmental history, agricultural history, political history, commodity studies, food studies, and U.S. policy.