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 WINTER/SPRING 2018
Addy graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Environmental Studies. In college she worked on bringing more healthy food into dining halls, wrote for an environmental magazine, and served as a teaching assistant for a nutrition class. Addy has a certificate in pastry arts and can often be found in her favorite room in any house, the kitchen. She enjoys hiking and traveling anywhere new.
Jeanne grew up in a food-centric family and took her passion for it to school. She studied food security and sustainability at the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Land and Food Systems. After graduating Jeanne got involved in nonprofit administration work, which is where she wants to concentrate as she develops a career in good food. Jeanne is happiest when surrounded by trees, water, mountains, or veggies.
Lisa grew up exploring the sun-parched hills of Northern California. After graduating from California College of the Arts she left all that behind and ventured to the east coast to pursue a career in magazine design and art direction. She now lives in the lush Hudson Valley with her husband, two teens, two cats and a dog. Indoors, she enjoys cooking from one of her 500 cookbooks; outdoors, she can be found kayaking in the Great Swamp, hiking the Appalachian Trail, or tooling around in her garden of native plants.
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.
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.
Paige grew up in an agricultural community in South Georgia where she became deeply interested in food and farming issues. A year after graduating from Georgia College and State University with a degree in Creative Writing, she moved onto a (very) small farm in Middle Tennessee where she’s attempting to raise sheep and poultry for sale in the local area. Paige loves visiting and learning from farmers and is passionate about educating consumers about where their food comes from through writing. Among her inspirations are Joel Salatin, Ben Hewitt, and Kristin Kimball.
Traia Thiel graduated from University of Miami with a degree in journalism. During her time there she wrote, directed, and shot a short documentary film about urban farming organizations, and produced a blog about localization of food in the greater Miami area. Traia loves all things local, doing yoga, drinking tea, and spending time with her cat. She currently lives in Minneapolis and is excited to join the Stone Pier Press team.
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.
Margaret discovered her green thumb when she moved to the big city. At New York University, which she graduated from in 2016, Margaret fell into the world of urban agriculture, working in community and classroom gardens and designing a program of study called Food Systems and Public Policy. Margaret’s love for food and farming goes hand in hand with a passion for writing, storytelling, and oral history. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where she is enjoying the year-round growing season on her rooftop garden.