Justine Simon was a Research Associate at Brighter Green from June 2009 to August 2011. A Canadian, she grew up overseas in different parts of Africa and Asia, and came to the U.S to complete her undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College. As a writer and editor, she has worked in Yes! Magazine's online editorial department, as well as with The Real News, a Toronto-based online-video news network. Her writing revolves around international issues relating to equity, resources access, and climate change. She has become increasingly interested in global agricultural food systems, and has contributed to Brighter Green's initiative on the globalization of intensive animal agriculture. She obtained a master's degree in history at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) in 2012, and moved to Maine where she works on sustainable food sourcing.