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CAS Grad Student Selected for Dissertation Award

Posted: February 26, 2013

Congratulations to Dara Bloom for being a recipient of the Graduate School Alumni Association Dissertation Award.

Dara Bloom, a Ph.D. Candidate in Rural Sociology, has been selected as one of the 2013 recipients of the Graduate School Alumni Association Dissertation Award. This award provides recognition and funding to outstanding doctoral students. It is one of the most prestigious available to graduate students at Penn State and “recognizes outstanding achievement in scholarship and professional accomplishment.”

Bloom’s research is entitled “Sustainable Food System: Organization and Implications of a Corporate-Led Model of Food System Localization.” She is advised by Dr. Claire Hinrichs, of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education.

Along with the other recipients, Bloom will be recognized at the Graduate School Alumni Society recognition dinner on March 23, at the Nittany Lion Inn.