Katelyn Star Mann

Poultney, VermontUnited States of America

A childhood of 19 moves geographically spread throughout the United States allowed me to see firsthand the diverse and wicked challenges the United States faces with our current agricultural system, with regards to social and environmental justice. At 17, I moved to Peru for five months to expand my perspective globally, working at an organic dairy cooperative and later a coffee farm. Following this, I returned to the United States to learn about food insecurity and racial injustice in urban areas, interning with an urban educational farm in Washington D.C. Currently, I am studying Sustainable Food Systems and Ecological Design, with a focus on global issues and international relations, at a sustainability and resilience focused liberal arts college, Green Mountain.