CLEAN Teleconference Call April 23, 2019

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Alana Siegner: Food and Climate Curriculum

Bio: Alana (Laney) Siegner graduated from Tufts University in 2012 with a double major in Environmental Studies and International Relations. She was the Local Outreach Chair of the Tufts-Engineers Without Borders chapter and spent 3 summers traveling to Uganda to work on an EWB clean water storage project. After college, Alana served for 2 years as an AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellow with Citizen Schools, working with 8th graders in Boston Public Schools. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley, where she researches sustainable, agroecological food systems and farm to school programs as mechanisms for developing student environmental and climate literacy. Her Master's project focused on the San Juan Islands in Washington state as a case study of high-functioning school food programs and environmental education. As part of a participatory research project, she worked as a Sustainable Agriculture Intern for two summers, learning from small scale diversified farmers on Lopez Island. She developed, implemented and evaluated a Food and Climate Change curriculum following completion her Master's degree, and continues to engage in farm-based climate education work. Currently, Alana is a Graduate Student Researcher with the Berkeley Food Institute working on a study of East Bay Urban Agroecology, with a focus on food distribution, access and justice questions. She is interested in uniting her passions for farming, climate education, and research in a future career opportunity.

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