Jen coordinates the Community Food Leader Certificate Program for organizations in Halifax, Cape Breton, and Cumberland who want to make it easier for their communities to grow, eat, and sell good food. She also supports communications activities with the @ourfoodproject. Her previous food related experience includes community food programming with the Our Food Project, children garden programming with Urban Veggies, knowledge mobilization with the Food Action Research Centre, and supporting a Community Freezer program in Nain, Nunatsiavut. She has a Degree in Outdoor Recreation and Geography with a focus on Leadership, and a Masters of Environmental Studies with a focus on community food security. Jen’s interest in food primarily stems from cultural connections between food and place and how this takes shape in the local food movement. When not at work, Jen loves to weave bright and cozy things, and visit special islands off the coast of Nova Scotia.