As the genetic technology policy campaigner, Eric focuses on protecting people and the environment from emerging genetic technologies such as ownership and control of human genes, human genetic engineering, animal cloning, and synthetic biology. Originally from Baltimore, Eric earned a degree in political science and a minor in environmental studies from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. After graduation, Eric was an Emerson National Hunger Fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center. During the year-long fellowship he worked at the Community Food Bank in Tucson, AZ and the National Family Farm Coalition, focusing on the role and viability of local food systems and sustainable agriculture. Since then, he served as a policy assistant for the National Family Farm Coalition and the Community Food Security Coalition where he works on agriculture policy, including efforts to fight the genetic engineering of seeds, farm to school policy, as well as food sovereignty.