our News Fellows
Helping us report on what's going on and get out the word on how to become part of the solution, is our team of News Fellows. They're a big part of what allows our publishing company to push for change and we're grateful for their energy, smarts, and activism.
MEET OUR NEWS FELLOWS FOR Summer 2018
Nancy is currently studying Sustainable Agriculture & Food at Stanford University. Fascinated by healthy food systems, she is particularly interested in food waste reduction and urban farming. She leads two student organizations at Stanford University that rescue tens of thousands of pounds of food annually for donation to nearby food banks. Inspired by local nonprofits recovering food, she published an op-ed in the SF Chronicle drawing attention to their work and to AB 1219. Nancy loves raising chickens, gleaning fruit trees, and hopes to write and illustrate a children’s book one day.
Katie is an undergraduate student at Hamilton College pursuing a degree in English Literature. While at school she spends her time exploring the nearby Adirondack Park and writing for her college's online food publication, focusing her articles on environmentally friendly protein sources and making vegetarian food fun. Katie enjoys hiking with her dog, traveling, skiing, and adding new books to the stacks she still has to read.
Nate graduated from Kenyon College in 2014 with a degree in English. He's led grassroots environmental campaigns, managed an organic farm, and currently handles communications at a statewide conservation organization in Pennsylvania. He likes to bike, read, travel, make music, and take care of his sourdough starter.
With a black thumb and a bleeding heart, Kate might not be well-suited to traditional agriculture but cellular agriculture is right up her alley. After reading an interview with our very own Clare Ellis, Kate started researching clean meat, attended New Harvest’s 2017 conference, and resolved to pursue a career in the cell ag field. When she’s not working, she's making lemon tarts, climbing trees with her orange tabby, Vanillacat, and watching black and white movies with her dog, Barnacle.
A DC area native residing in New Orleans, Eve is a rising junior at Tulane University, studying Environmental Studies and Political Science with a minor in Business. She hopes to one day have a career in agricultural policy or food journalism. In New Orleans, her favorite activities are volunteering at urban gardens around the city, writing for an online food publication with content entirely created by college students, and DJ-ing for the local radio station. You can also find Eve reading cookbooks for fun, making cheesy puns, and exploring her nearby surroundings via foot or bike.
Brynn is a student at Pomona College majoring in politics, hoping to focus on human rights within international trade. She developed an interest in human rights after volunteering at a fair trade store in her home town of Bloomington, IN. There, she learned more about the movement to make international trade safe and equitable for all those involved. As a part of the Stone Pier Press team, she plans to look at human and animal rights within the food and agricultural sector. Outside of Stone Pier, she will be splitting time between Indiana and California this summer, hoping to fit in plenty of trips to local parks, beaches, cafés, and animal shelters to give our furry friends a little love.
Iman is a senior at Chapman University in Orange County where he’s studying Psychology and Business Marketing. He hopes to one day do marketing work for a professional sports team or a successful entertainment company. Sustainable living and eating are concepts he values highly and integrates into his daily life. When he isn’t working or studying, Iman likes to cook, play sports, take photos, travel, and spend time with family and friends.
Alleah is a graduate student in Anthropology at the University of Idaho and has an Environmental Science degree from the University of Redlands. After graduation, she worked at an urban garden where she nurtured her budding interests in sustainable agriculture. In 2017, with two years of environmental consulting work to her name (and a permanent sunburn), Alleah moved out of Southern California to Idaho where she now studies rural food movements. Raised on such New England favorites as baked beans and clam chowder, Alleah enjoys trying new cuisines and cooking alarming amounts of Indian food.
Nicole taught herself to cook in college and quickly fell in love. When she started working at a farm-to-table restaurant, she also learned the value of supporting local farms and eating with the seasons. Nicole currently works a 9-to-5 desk job in PR and constantly bugs her coworkers to pick up cooking. When she’s not writing, she enjoys traveling, testing new recipes, and mastering the art of yoga. Nicole lives in Washington, DC with a very spunky rescue dog.
Madeleine is a native New Englander living in the Bay Area. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2012. She has volunteered on farms in France and Chile and worked on farms in Massachusetts, Vermont, and California. She is an artist and a farmer who loves to draw, grow food, go camping, make cookies, and read about agricultural policy.
Acadia has had a life-long love affair with plants; she has mapped endemic plant species on the Channel Islands and completed plant surveys deep in the Peruvian rainforest. After graduating from Pitzer College with a degree in Environmental Science, she started a four season organic market garden. In 2015, Acadia completed a Masters in Land and Water Systems at the University of British Columbia. Acadia lives in New Hampshire and grows hops to support locally sourced craft beer in New England.