Jessica Newnan is the Project Fellow for the NH Food Alliance. She joined the Sustainability Institute in the fall of 2015 to support the NH Food Alliance as they introduced the Farm, Fish, and Food Enterprise Viability Initiative. In her role, she manages website content, development, and disbursement; assists in event coordination, promotion, and execution; creates posters, flyers, and reports for publication; attends and captures the content of meetings; provides support for administrative activity.
Jessica is currently an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire pursuing a degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems as well as a dual major in Ecogastronomy. She hopes to take her studies in these areas to a graduate degree in food systems and eventually work in project management to promote the viability of sustainable food systems. Jessica is interested in creating an environment where both producers and consumers benefit from the food system while reducing the ecological impacts associated with food production and exploring the positive action that results from food security. In addition to her studies in Durham and her work with the NH Food Alliance, Jessica has spent the last three years working on a small farm in Kingston, NH and has had the opportunity to study food in the Marche region of Italy. Jessica is a southern New Hampshire native from the small town of Chester. She loves music, camping with her family, and cooking with her friends.