Steph grew up in the rolling hills of Vermont where she gained an appreciation of the natural world and farm-to-table food culture. Her passion for sustainable food systems blossomed while completing her BSc. in Environmental Science at Queen’s University as she learned more about the feedback loops between agriculture and ecosystem health. Her curiosity drove her to complete an MA in Environment and Development with a specialization in Sustainable Food Systems at the UN-Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. Steph is passionate about food sovereignty and views seed security as an integral part of that. When not thinking about her next meal or the system that produced it, Steph also loves backpacking, running, yoga, and traveling the world.