Kate Tully is an Assistant Professor of agroecology in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Maryland. She earned her B.A. in English, Spanish, and Biology from Kenyon College, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Virginia. She conducted postdoctoral research at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where she studied the environmental impacts of the African Green Revolution. Her research assesses the sustainability of food production systems by examining how they affect the interactions between plants, soils, carbon, nutrient, and water cycles. She is currently studying the impact of saltwater intrusion on coastal farmlands in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.