our News Fellows
Publishing great books isn't the only way we're working to promote a greener food system. We're also building out a digital presence focusing on the ethical and environmental implications of our broken food production system. 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 FALL | WINTER
Lauren Chan grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a freshman at Yale University. Lauren loves all things involving reading, writing, and advocacy. She enjoys running outdoors, learning about gardening, and exploring fresh produce at farmers markets.
Hayley is a senior at UC Berkeley, working toward a degree in History with a concentration on the history of food and environment in California. Originally from Sacramento, Hayley adores the community gardening movement and vegan food culture of the Bay Area. When she's not writing for Stone Pier Press, you can find her doing sun salutations, zipping across Berkeley on her bike, or making friends with the neighborhood cat.
Madeline grew up in a small rural community in southeast Michigan where she became enthralled with sustainable agriculture and resilient food systems. She spent her summers working on organic farms around the state, and after graduating from Michigan State University in 2016, she relocated to Maine to continue farming. With two full growing seasons behind her, Madeline is shifting from producing food to writing about it in hopes of informing people about where their food originates and affecting change in how it gets from farm to fork.
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, a bleeding heart, and a great fondness for climate control, -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, or watching black and white movies with her dog, Barnacle.
Lauren is an Environmental Studies graduate of St. Lawrence University where she developed her love of slow food, all things farming, and strong local food systems. She lives in Maine and when she's not working on Stone Pier Press, she's a ski coach, farmer, and illustrator. She's always looking for ways to remain connected to the one thing that brings all of us together, food.
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.
Juniper graduated from UC Berkeley in 2016 with a degree in Philosophy and an appetite for good books (and great food). As the marketing manager for an Australian education start up, Juniper has spent the past year exploring and working in Melbourne. She is excited to be returning to the Bay Area where she can once again bask in the splendor of its many farmers' markets.