Ken Lefebvre

Five College Alumnus

No Mailing Address


I am a policy and research analyst, working with laboratory groups and government institutions, as well as independent NGOs. In addition to my work in biology and public administraton I am also a freelance illustrator and writer, and am currently in the process of completing an historical manuscript.


M.P.P.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst (2015)
B.Sc., University of Massachusetts Amherst (2013)

Professional Work

Ken Lefebvre has worked under several different projects in applied biology and land management, including the study of native pollinator homing ranges in Amherst, supporting diagnostic work on nematodes and plant pathogens for the state, and the implementation of an improved mapping system for Federal Atlantic Salmon hatcheries. Additionally he has worked with a number of clients as a freelance writer, and has contributed several written pieces to NGO's, news outlets and historical institutions, including the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections.

Awards and Honors

George T. Sulzner Endowment Award at the Center for Public Policy and Administration, 2014

Friends of the Library Undergraduate Research Award, DuBois Library, 2013

Undergraduate Scholar Award, Society of Soil Scientists of Southern New England, 2011

Environmental Essay Award, Covanta Energy, 2009