Yvonne Socolar, PhD

Position: Environmental Team

Yvonne Socolar works at UC Berkeley as a postdoc on the F2S Environmental Team. Her research interests lie at the nexus of agriculture and climate resilience, and her doctoral work explored how diversified management practices influence plant-soil-microbe interactions to promote farms’ ecological and economic well-being, particularly in the face of water limitations. She has worked extensively with farmers on California’s Central Coast, doing interviews and developing participatory research projects to better understand dry farming as an agroecological transition, and is thrilled to get to center her postdoc on conversations with farmers. Yvonne holds a PhD in Agroecology from UC Berkeley and an MS in Agriculture, Food and Environment from Tufts University.