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Clark is a Ph.D. student at Wageningen University and Research's Farming System Ecology group. He previously consulted for the World Bank as a climate-smart agriculture analyst on several projects in Africa and East Europe. An American national, in 2021 he graduated cum laude from Wageningen University and ISARA-Lyon with MSc degrees in Resilient Farming and Food Systems and Agroecology, respectively. His MSc thesis won the Unilever Research Prize 2021 for the top MSc student at Wageningen University and Research. Before his MSc degree, he gained experience in grassroots agriculture movements by serving as a US Government agriculture extension Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana. These experiences are grounded in his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago, where he gained a BSc in Environmental Science and a BA in Biology, with a specialization in Microbiology. He volunteers on the secretariat of the Global Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network. His Ph.D. project focuses on modeling the economic and policy levers of change that can facilitate a transformation to circular food systems.