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
Ben has worked in organic farming and gardening since 2014, when he graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont. Since then, he has managed farmers markets, worked as a paralegal at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, and earned a certificate in Permaculture Design. In 2018, Ben completed an Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems in Santa Cruz, CA. Currently, he is exploring the intersection of sustainable agriculture and cultural preservation through a culinary lens.
Jaime graduated from the University of Florida in 2017. Having switched back and forth between Nutrition and Philosophy throughout her college career, she formed a social and political outlook on food. With hopes of leaving Florida and never returning, she aspires to ride out on a writing/editing career within food journalism, nutrition education, agricultural policy, or something alike. She enjoys cooking, checking out new local restaurants and breweries, and reading a good book from time to time.
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.
Originally from sunny Southern California, Mason is an undergraduate pursuing a Business Marketing degree from San Francisco State University. As an avid traveler, he feels strongly about the importance of preserving our planets natural beauty for future generations. During his free time, Mason can be found at the movie theater, concert hall, or on a plane heading somewhere new.
Laura is a recent graduate from the University of Florida where she studied Environmental Science and Sustainability Studies. She is now living in the Bay Area after pursuing a post- baccalaureate in Environmental Design and Urban Planning at UC Berkeley. During her studies, she developed a passion for environmental preservation, public health, and cultural engagement. These passions combined led her to the good food movement. She loves to learn about sustainable food systems and how mindful food cultivation and preparation can bring back a global spirit of environmental mindfulness, health, equity, and community. She is a devoted ballet dancer who loves to travel, hike, and explore local cuisines.
Sophie Nau is a baker and blogger from Los Angeles with a passion for locally sourced and environmentally sustainable ingredients. She’s especially interested in ensuring healthy food is more accessible for current communities and for future generations. You can often find her perusing bookstores, running outdoors, or searching for the perfect brownie recipe.
Iraina Nitz lives in Olympia, WA, where she works in banking. She graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2017 with a Business Marketing degree and minor in English Literature. Iraina grew up watching her mom cook their meals using the vegetables she raised in their garden. Someday she plans to attend graduate school, grow more kale, and become as good a cook as her mom.
Theresa is a San Francisco native currently finishing a masters degree in Sound Arts at Northwestern. She has experience in theatre stage management and directing/filmmaking, and videography for CUESA. Beyond the film and media space, Theresa is a world traveler, visual designer, certified chef as well as certified yoga teacher, with a sprinkling of cognitive science and math for good measure.
Originally from Texas, Monica just moved to the Bay Area after stints in Malaysia, Singapore, and Philadelphia. This spring, she finished a Masters in English at Princeton University, where she pursued postcolonial and urban studies. Through this work, she became interested in the good food movement’s potential to foster broad-based, anti-elitist environmental justice, and she is fascinated by the ways that art and popular culture shape the movement. She can often be spotted at her local bookstore, taco truck, bubble tea shop, lakeside picnic spot, or a redwood trail.
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.
Greg Veitch is a farmer, writer, and adventurer currently living in the Colorado Rockies. He's been professionally involved in organic farming since 2011, and has grown food all across the continent, from Cape Cod to Interior Alaska. He believes that radical regenerative change hinges on education, and has dedicated this past decade to prostelyzing the masses. He's been published in various literary journals and online magazines, and has contributed to everything from cookbooks to photo essays. He spends the winter off-season on mountain tops and in canyon bottoms, exploring the earth before it changes forever. His home garden is never as nice as he wants yours to be.