Alessandra Del Brocco

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  • Sociology Graduate Student
  • Sociology
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Bio and Research Interests

Alessandra Del Brocco is a third year graduate student in the sociology department at the University of Kentucky. Since being introduced to the idea of rural and environmental sociology in the form of inequality and natural disasters during undergraduate coursework, Alessandra has maintained an interest in understanding how people engage with the natural world, especially as it pertains to food production and distribution. She is currently studying how LGBTQIA+ and other marginalized groups in the United States participate in sustainable agriculture and alternative economies. She hopes to identify already existing and potential future pathways towards more equal food access for all. 


M.A., Sociology, University of Kentucky, 2020. 

B.A., Sociology, Smith College, 2014

Services to the College 

Alessandra currently serves as a graduate representative on the sociology department Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. Previously, she has served as the Undergraduate Representative on the department's Graduate Student Organization, as well as participating in the 2019 Senior Practicum in Community and Leadership Development as a poster judge. She was a mentor to the University of Kentucky's women's rugby club for the 2019 season. 


2019 University of Kentucky Graduate Student Committee Travel Award 
2018 University of Kentucky Robert Ladner Award for Graduate Excellence 
2014 Smith College Dean's List 


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