I am the daughter of a florist and a teacher, born and raised in Rome, GA. I’ve been in Nashville since 2004. After studying Sociology at Belmont University, I moved to Boston for an internship working in food security and interfaith community organizing. I moved back to Nashville to complete a Masters of Divinity at Vanderbilt. Since then, I have been working with communities on issues of women’s empowerment, LGBTQ rights, worker justice, anti-racism, and environmentalism.
I’m currently studying (again, can’t stop!) for a Masters in Conservation Biology, focusing on community-based environmental justice, local plant/pollinator conservation, and participatory education. I completed my Permaculture Design Certificate with Earth Activist Training in 2020. I currently serve on the board of directors for Brooklyn Heights Community Garden. Learn more here.
I’m passionate about finding new ways to embody our connections to land, each other, other species, and agriculture given the violent and exploitive histories of ongoing colonialism and systemic racism in the US and global South, especially in a time when global biodiversity loss is at an all time high.
My favorite thing about Nashville Foodscapes is that we are committed to regenerative practices – both agriculture & economics. Reach out to learn more!