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Megan Mills-Novoa

Class of 2013-2014

About Megan

updated 2/2014: A native Minnesotan, Megan graduated with honors and  Phi Beta Kappa  from Lewis & Clark College in 2009 with a degree in environmental studies and conservation biology. During college Megan created a youth garden education program at a public housing development, worked as a Global Engagement Coordinator, and co-led new student trips focused on sustainable food systems. She also conducted research in Cuba, Turkey, Greece, and New Zealand, and completed an honors thesis on agricultural adaptation to climate change. Following graduation, Megan was an Emerson National Hunger Fellow working within Albuquerque middle schools as a youth organizer and with the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) in Washington, D.C. conducting research regarding the role of policy in supporting beginning farmers as well as farm credit programs. In 2011 Megan worked as a Fulbright research fellow at the Centro de Cambio Global in Santiago, Chile, researching the impact of climate change on vineyards in Central Chile. Currently, Megan is the Hunger Education Coordinator at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier in upstate New York. In this role Megan is responsible for directing an educational program that raises awareness around food insecurity, offers leadership development opportunities for low-income youth and supports student activism.

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