Transforming Agriculture, Perennially


Cameron Morris

General Research Assistant

Cameron is from Warrenton, Virginia, and considers the Piedmont and Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to be their home grounds. Cameron is an undergraduate student in Biology and Conservation at William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA and has experience working as an assistant beekeeper to acquire skills and knowledge related to native plants, pollinators, and the ecological relationship between them.


What’s most inspiring about your specific position at The Land Institute?

I am so excited to be contributing to research that goes toward the greater good of humanity. Biodiversity and food production go hand-in-hand — we just need to make the world conscious of it.

What drew you to work at The Land Institute?

A professor I had at the College of Charleston, Dr. Todd LeVasseur. He worked at The Land Institute in his youth and even had us read “Consulting the Genius of the Place”. He totally opened my eyes to the injustices of the food system we live in, both ecologically and sociologically. He often spoke of the amazing work The Land Institute does, and I now get to be a part of it.

What’s one aspect of your life history that most people don’t know or wouldn’t expect?

I am a huge sneaker-head and have been since I was in middle school. A pair I have my eyes on (but are definitely out of my price range) is the Nike Dunk Low Off-White Pine Greens.

What else are you passionate about outside of work?

I am very involved in the leftist political space and political activism in general. After all, real conservation is meaningless without addressing communities and the well-being of humans.

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