Christina Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University whose research explores the social, economic, and cultural impact of multinational alcohol companies on local food systems in Ethiopia (as it relates to the country’s domestic alcohol industry). Supported by the US Fulbright Program, her work examines shifts in local drinking patterns, smallholder barley farming practices, and local malt barley distribution processes among other human-relational aspects of the alcohol value chain. She received her PhD from the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University.
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.
Erin Hosein is a graduate student in the Food. Studies program. Erin graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch's coordinated MSDI program in 2019 with an MS in Nutrition and Human Metabolism. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist with prior experience in long-term care and school foodservice, her previous position being Director of School Foodservice for an ISD in Texas. Her interests include the relationship between consumption patterns, food policy, and human biological & cultural variation.
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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