NH Food Alliance News
The NH Food Alliance blog highlights the fascinating and diverse happenings throughout the Granite State food system. Read on for information and inspiration!
As the Project Coordinator for the NH Food Alliance, Erin brings her extensive knowledge of local food, leadership skills, and enthusiasm to the team. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Wheaton College and a Master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of New Hampshire. Erin fell in love with local food when she started volunteering with Seacoast Eat Local in 2010 and has since pursued additional coursework in order to better understand topics in sustainability and food systems.
Erin's work with the NH Food Alliance focuses on research, data analysis, and writing and communication. Before joining the NH Food Alliance team, Erin completed a PhD in agriculture and science education from UC Davis with a focus on coalition building and collaborative research between farmers and conservation groups in California’s Central Valley.
Melissa is the current Project Fellow for the NH Food Alliance. She is a non-traditional student completing her second bachelor's degree in Nutrition/Dietetics at UNH. She attained her first degree in English and Dance from Hofstra University (NY) and worked for more than 15 years as a copywriter and editor in pharmaceutical advertising in NYC. Melissa has had a lifelong interest in nutrition and sustainability that began when a dance teacher gave her a copy of Diet for a Small Planet.
Rick DeMark and Mark Hews will be the convenors of the Viability Working Group. Together, they bring a tremendous amount of experience in sustainability, conservation, and food systems. Under their leadership, the Viability Working Group will ensure agreement and clarity on the goals, approaches, and indicators established to advance the Viability Initiative.