Jon Eldon (email@example.com) is an agricultural ecologist with an interest in ecosystem management, soil fertility, and farmer adaptation. He has worked in agricultural systems in West Africa, the South Pacific, and the United States. He received an MS from the University of Hawaii and a PhD from the University of California–Santa Cruz, and is currently a lecturer in environmental studies at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.
Jodee Ellett (firstname.lastname@example.org) leads the Community Engagement element of our project in Indiana working to enhance partnerships with communities as they address food system issues. Her asset-based community development approach involves communities in the exploration of ideas and opportunities in the food system and provides ongoing support in sustainable food systems science. Jodee steers the Indiana Food Council Network, supporting our grassroots community food system councils and is working with farmers and buyers to build an Indiana Value Chain Network. Jodee earned a BA in Botany from the University of Montana and an MS in Plant Biology from the University of California, Davis.
Claire Frohman (email@example.com) serves as Regional Food Systems Assistant for the collaborative effort between Sustainable Food Systems Science and The Center for Rural Engagement to help strengthen the regional food system. Claire received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College in Sociology and Italian, and spent the years that followed exploring many avenues of food systems work, from sustainable farming to food service, permaculture design, food justice work, and youth gardening and cooking education. She now uses her diverse background to help navigate the multifaceted work of food systems development on campus and beyond.