Team

Professor Molly Anderson, FoodWorks Faculty
Professor Molly Anderson, FoodWorks Faculty
Professor Molly Anderson was hired in 2015 by Middlebury College to develop a new program in Food Studies and teach about hunger and food security, fixing food systems, sustainability and system dynamics. She is especially interested in multi-actor collaborations for sustainability, sustainability metrics and assessment, food system resilience, human rights in the food system, food security and the right to food in the US and other industrialized countries, and the transition to a post-petroleum food economy.  She is also interested in bridging the interests and concerns of academicians and community-based activists.  She is involved in food system planning at the state and regional scales, participates in the national Inter-Institutional Network for Food, Agriculture & Sustainability and the regional Food Solutions New England network, and is a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, organized by Olivier De Schutter and Olivia Yambi.  She has worked as a private consultant for domestic and international organizations, with Oxfam America, and at Tufts University, where she was the founding Director of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Graduate Program in the School of Nutrition Science & Policy and directed Tufts Institute of the Environment for 2 years.  Molly earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Systems Ecology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. and M.S. in natural resource management and a certificate in Latin American Studies from Colorado State University.

 

Sophie Esser Calvi, FoodWorks Director
Sophie Esser Calvi, FoodWorks Director
Esser Calvi is thrilled to be back at Middlebury College, returning 11 years after an internship at the College Organic Farm. She has spent most of her life in the wider world of food and wine, working for wineries, farms and food organizations. Esser Calvi has a master’s in Food Culture and Communications from the University of Gastronomic Sciences. She works closely with students, faculty, staff, as well as with the broader food community, on numerous food initiatives. Strengthening communities excites Esser Calvi and is a big part of why she’s thrilled to be directing the FoodWorks program.

 

 

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