Claire Frohman (email@example.com) serves as Research Associate and 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.
Jodee Smith (Ellett) (firstname.lastname@example.org) directs the community engagement efforts for SFSS. Jodee has been active in research, education and outreach in the Indiana food system for ten years in multiple capacities including farming, extension, research and implementation projects. Jodee leads the Indiana Value Chain Network and Food Council Network and utilizes an asset-based approach to support community-led initiatives to build more equitable local and regional food systems. Jodee earned a B.A. in Botany from the University of Montana and an M.S. in Plant Biology from the University of California, Davis.
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