Alyssa Battistoni writes about politics and the environment for Campus Progress. She studied Political Science at Stanford University, where she co-founded Students Taking On Poverty (STOP) and wrote for the Stanford Progressive. She spent a year as a Tom Ford Fellow at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a foundation in New York City, and another in Mumbai at SPARC, an NGO providing support to slumdwellers organizing for improved housing and infrastructure. She recently finished a master's in Nature, Society, and Environmental Policy at Oxford University, and currently lives in San Francisco, where she is an editorial intern at Mother Jones. In addition to writing for Campus Progress, Alyssa contributes writing on politics and environmental issues to other publications, including Salon and Alternet. You can follow her on Twitter at @alybatt.