$10,000 winner

School: University of Vermont

Year: Junior

Major: Environmental Studies

“As today’s food system grows in complexity and we focus on local foods, it’s also important to remember to think of food and farm systems on a global scale.  Everyone, no matter what continent they reside in, deserves access to nourishing, wholesome, and sustainable food.  Education and knowledge are incredibly empowering when it comes to food issues and I hope to teach others about farming and the food choices they have.  Making sure healthy and clean food is available for everyone to enjoy and benefit from is crucial in my future plan.”