A Bite About Me

I worked as a nurse at Seattle Children's Hospital and after the past nearly twelve years of taking care of fantastic kids I have discovered a new passion - education, sustainability, locavore, urban farming, activism and the land. I am so excited to shift my focus from taking care of kids who are sick to helping educate kids about health, wellness, our environment and the beauty of the world around us.

As I have progressed through the MACS program my focus has remained on the field of food and education, however, I have begun to take into consideration the discourses surrounding space, power, class, inclusion/exclusion and how these relate to food spaces - farmers markets; farms; local, but higher end grocery markets; and local food activist initiatives. I intend to focus my research using participant observation and autoethnographic methodologies to critically analyze the following questions:

          1. In what ways are people excluded from participating in spaces that participate in food production?  Is this exclusion deliberate or overlooked?
          2. What actual barriers or perceived barriers exist that would cause someone to not participate in a local food production site? (i.e. race, class, socioeconomic status, ways of promoting the program, etc.)
I love backpacking, travel, reading, gardening, activism, hanging out with family and friends and being with my husband and our dog.  I am so excited about what the future holds and I hope you enjoy perusing my site.  Please check out my blog that has been created to chronicle a more in-depth food journey at: http://foodspaces.blogspot.com/

~Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet.  -Alice Walker
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