a bit about me:
As an urban planner and researcher, I am interested in the relationships between communities, ecologies, and food systems. My work seeks to understand the creative relationships between people, their environments, and their food systems. My areas of expertise are: urban food systems, political ecology, cooperatives, and sustainable agriculture. I share ideas through culinary arts, writing, zine-making, and community events.
As a professional baker, I combine my lifelong passion for feeding others with my sustained interest in biodiversity, ecology, and social justice. I am interested in creating place-based food alternatives that nourish and heal our lands and bodies. I currently operate a small community supported bakery (CSB) baking wild-fermented breads and small-batch pastries using whole grains grown in the Pacific Northwest. I am actively involved in movements to revitalize heritage grain economies and a member of the PDX Whole Grain Bakers Guild. I am a collector of recipes, heirloom beans, and poems about food.
In May 2019 I received my Masters in Urban Planning with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where my thesis on seed sovereignty was the recipient of the Harvard Urban Planning and Design Thesis Prize. My first degree is in English Literature from Kenyon College.
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