New Jersey alumna Rachel Terry has been named to Hunter College’s New York City Food Policy Center 40 Under 40 for 2019. Honorees include “policymakers, educators, community advocates, farmers and innovators who are making significant strides to create healthier, more sustainable food environments and to use food to promote community and economic development.”
Read an excerpt from her interview below.
I started my work with FoodCorps, serving in a public charter school in Newark, New Jersey. It was through working hands-on with students as they grew, tasted, and took ownership of their food and environment that I began my career working for food system transformation. I then went on to help launch FoodCorps New York, and supported the development of the program across the city. That brought me to my current role at The Common Market, where I lead their growth and expansion into New York City, creating access and building capacity for local food procurement.