Erin Hardie Hale, Ph.D., Research & Planning Associate

Erin Hardie HaleErin is a Research and Planning Associate with Food Solutions New England. Her work focuses on the research, data analysis and communication aspects of the FSNE learning/action network. Currently, Erin is collaborating with other staff to develop an inventory and map of New Hampshire’s food system resources, organizations and institutions to support the NH Network Design Team. Before joining the FSNE team, Erin completed a PhD in agriculture and science education from UC Davis focused on coalition building and collaborative research between farmers and conservation groups in California’s Central Valley. Erin also has a master’s degree from UC Davis in International Agricultural Development with an emphasis in post-harvest handling systems for horticultural crops. In addition working on farms in Oregon and New Hampshire, she has extensive experience in agricultural training and education and has worked with farmers, farmworkers and rural communities around the globe, from California and Kenya to Bolivia and Egypt. Erin is committed to finding ways that people and organizations can learn with and from one another to build healthy, viable food systems and support resilient ecosystems and communities throughout the world.