This bio is current as of 2023.

Joseph Drey is the undergraduate program associate at the Keough School of Global Affairs and works with the Inspired Leadership Initiative. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in May of 2020 with a BA in political science and a minor in international development studies. 

Joseph Drey is interested in researching all aspects of food. Through the Kellogg International Scholars Program, he is currently working with Professor Susanne Wengle studying the impacts of policy and regulation on post-Soviet trade and food production. He hopes to better understand what policy factors make some countries more productive than others.

As a junior, Drey traveled to Accra, Ghana, through an Experiencing the World Fellowship. He conducted interviews and surveys in order to better understand drivers of food choice in a country whose diet is shifting from traditional to Western.

This summer, under the guidance of Professor Steve Reifenberg, Drey received a Kellogg/Kroc Undergraduate Research Grant and traveled to Apia, Samoa, and Auckland, New Zealand to gain a better understanding of Samoan food culture and how this understanding might benefit food policy within the region.

Political Science
Collaborative Innovation
International Development Studies