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Hamden, CT

Boston, MA

is a career educator, chef, artist, and activist. As an expert in interactive culinary

education and experiential event production, she uses food as a catalyst and

platform to build community, revitalize the neighborhood, preserve our cultural

heritage, and empower people to lead healthier, happier, connected and more

prosperous lives.






Educator / Chef / Artist/ Owner, Global Local Gourmet

Vermont’s Table Program

Sterling College, Craftsbury Common,

2005 - Present | Drawing from more than 20 years in the food, hospitality, training

and education industries:


• Operate multifaceted interactive culinary event company that specializes in

experiential learning and integrated marketing intertwining food and culture to

Certificate in Fundraising and


curate culinary learning experiences.

• Support, promote, and collaborate with regional farmers, food businesses,

New York University, New York, NY

cultural institutions, small business, and other entrepreneurial enterprises to

create and promote creative hands -on food-centric cultural endeavors including

Certificate in Food Styling

New School, New York, NY

cooking classes, culinary tours, team building events, tastings, wellness workshops,

branding content, integrated marketing and customized events based on the

client's needs and expectations.

Certificate from Culinary Business


• Responsible for the overall planning, marketing, sales, promoting and budget for

cooking classes and events.

US Personal Chef Association

• Provide leadership, training, direction and general administration of staff

Masters coursework in Curriculum

including customer service and chef-instructors.

and Program Development and

Founder and Principle, Sankofa Consulting


Tufts University, Medford, MA

1995 - 2012 | Consult in areas of curriculum development, program development

B.A. in English, Teaching Certification

and evaluation, professional development and training, fundraising, and event

in English 9-12

planning for a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Tufts University, Medford, MA



Dean of Community Relations / English Teacher, Beaver Country

Day School, Chestnut Hill, MA

1995 - 2005 | Member of the Administrative Team, Academic Program Team,

Wellness Team, Tenth Grade Teaching Team, leading a diverse range of

Selected Professional

community projects related to a commitment to community relations, inclusion,

and being a valued neighbor in Greater Boston. Report to Head of School.

Development & Training

Understanding by Design with

• Department- and organization-wide strategic planning around conceptualized

comprehensive Diversity Competency/Training Model, including designing and

Grant Wiggins

leading professional development, process facilitation, curriculum writing, and

Rubrics and Students Centered

implementation to align staff, parents, and students around strategic priorities in


regard to equity, inclusion, and community through events, credit, and non-credit

Teaching to Multiple Intelligences


Art and Social Change in the

• Program development, budget, and operations oversight, and evaluation.


• Staff management, including hiring, supervision, mentoring of staff. Increased

faculty and students populations of color to 25% - 33% in less than 5 years which

Community, Landscape, Place, and

Interdisciplinary Learning

has been maintained after my tenure.

• Served as consultant and liaison doing partnership development and

Teaching for Long Blocks

Seeking Educational Equity and

relationship management with other independent schools, community-based

organizations, public agencies, individual consultants, and volunteers to develop

Diversity, Creating Communities

that Drive Change

new programming and refine existing programming.

• A public representative for the school at local, regional and national meetings

Facing History in Ourselves

and conferences often presenting Diversity Competency/Training Model.

Racial Identity Theory in Schools

with Beverly Tatum

Teacher / Administrator, Cambridge Rindge & Latin, Cambridge, MA

Outward Bound

1992- 1995| Organized multicultural curriculum institute for high school; designed

MUG - Master in Urban Gardening

and delivered orientation training for all participants; supervised work teams


consisting of high school and college students, teachers and administrators;

Soul Fire Farm - Black and Latinx

developed project’s initiatives and implemented project’s goals; edited and aided

Farmers Immersion

in the development of standards-based multicultural and integrated curriculum

units about violence, the old west, South Africa, India, race, and civilization.

Edible Schoolyard Across the




Selected Presentations

GreenThumb GrowTogether 2017: Beyond the Passive Cooking Demo -

Interactive Culinary Education as a Nutrition and Food Justice



Cooking, Community Building and

Just Food 2017: A Call to Collaboration, "Equity and Nutrition Education"

City Growers Education Conference 2017: Cooking as a Revolutionary Act

Relations, Community-based Planning,

,Co - Creation, Create a Positive

Black Urban Gardeners Conference 2016: Cooking and Garden Education

as a Placemaking & Art Intervention

Learning Environment, Creativity and

Yale University, Nourish New Haven 2015: Interactive Active Culinary

Innovation, Critical Thinking and

Education as a Means for Food Justice Resistance

Problem Solving,Cross Cultural

Facilitation, Curriculum Development

Yale University, Nourish New Haven 2014: New Haven’s Next Generation

and Lesson Planning, Delegating and

Yale 2013, Nourish New Haven: Community Assets Solving Community

Empowering Leadership, Integrated


Marketing and Events, Project

Just Food 2013: Culinary Tourism as a means to create Economic

Management, Program Design, Public

Development and Revitalize Agricultural Regions

Relations, Social Media Strategy,

Teaching, Team Building, Translator of

Selected Art Shows & Commissions


2016 | Harvest Mandalas, Solo Commission, ArtSpace, New Haven, CT


2015| | T- Stop Meal, Solo Commission, Design Studio 4 Social

Canva, DSLR Photography, Food Styling,

Intervention, Boston, MA

Interactive Media, Multi - Platform Content

2014| Vagaries of the Common, Special Artist Commission, ArtSpace, New

Creation, Non - Traditional Fundraising,

Haven, CT

Tumblr, Wordpress,

2014 | Living with Soul Pop Up, Curating and Production Commission,

International Festival Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT

Affiliations & Memberships

•Chair of the New Haven Food Policy Council

2013 | Greens on the Green, Curating and Production Commission,

International Festival Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT

Cooking and Food Education Working Group

Slow Food

2012 | Public Kitchen, Lead Artist Commission, Design Studio for Social

Intervention Boston, MA

International Association of Culinary


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