Long time lover of agriculture and the environment, Jeanette’s specialties primarily include the relationship between food and sustainability. Specifically concerned with food security and food access, agriculture is a centerpiece in Jeanette’s life. This love was fueled by working for 3 years at a non-profit farm during high school and college, and continues to shape her current interests in creating a healthier future while feeding the planet.
Recently, she has been exploring the concept of the imbalance of power and how power structures are the core of important issues like food security, community engagement, criminal justice, and gender equality. Jeanette is formally exploring these dynamics by working for UNESCO, researching ex-offender reintegration and rehabilitation. She is also researching the community and economic impacts of shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania, Montana, and Wyoming. This year, she is a senior in the College of Agricultural Sciences pursuing degrees in Community, Environment, and Development and Spanish. Her plan is to use these degrees to facilitate community engagement and development at the local level using grassroots strategies.
Jeanette gets pumped by a solid hike or yoga session, and loves to spend time outdoors with others. You will likely find her speaking Spanish, referencing her love for Mexico, rapping, or finding a way to be around dogs. Connect with Jeanette to talk about power, food, or life!