Katie is a local food systems advocate, organic farmer, researcher, and integrative nutrition health coach. She is passionate about the intersection of behavioral psychology and the development of regional and local food systems.
Katie worked as an organic farmer where she founded and managed a Community Supported Agriculture program. During her Masters program, she wrote a book on Farm Stops: grocery stores that prioritize sourcing local products and operate on consignment to better support the farmers they work with.
In addition to her research work with New Venture Advisors, Katie is an Outreach Specialist at The Common Market, a non-profit regional food distributor based out of Philadelphia, PA. She supports institutions in enhancing their local food procurement and in utilizing federal grant funding opportunities to improve access to fresh, local food.
Katie holds a B.A in Environmental Policy from Barnard College and a M.S. in Behavior, Education and Communication from University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability. She also received a certificate in integrative nutrition health coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, studying medicinal herbalism, cooking, and practicing yoga.