I am a Doctoral Fellow at Antioch University New England; a food systems and sustainability leader; and a workplace, school, and community garden educator. My work is about developing relationships and experiences, through gardening and other local food practices, that support learning, wellness, and resilience. My expertise includes program planning and evaluation, curriculum and professional development, project management, coalition-building, nonprofit leadership, community-engaged scholarship, writing, speaking, and teaching. I am currently developing research around the concept of community food empowerment.
I see my work as cultivating knowledge and nourishing community. To do this well requires a willingness to take risks; the ability to see edges as creative spaces; and an appreciation for our interconnected nature. I also bring to this work my passion for growing and sharing food, journaling through photography, and community engagement.