Meet The Team

Paula Thomas

I’m a former chef who transitioned from the kitchen to working with communities at the local and global level, promoting community-based programs that support food sovereignty and environmental justice. I have visited farms in Mexico, Colombia, Greece, The Philippines, and many European countries, to understand diverse methods of food production with an emphasis on the connection between our food and the environment. I hold a master’s degree in World Food Cultures and Mobility from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, in Italy, where I also had the opportunity to work at the Slow Food International headquarters connecting with leaders across the world.