Since joining the project in 2009, Jacqueline has been committed to placing Yale students and alumni at the helm of the ever-changing food system. She envisions, develops, and manages a range of extramural programs, particularly international and pre-professional experiences, for students across academic disciplines. Jacqueline organizes education events at the Yale Farm and manages the wood-fired hearth oven. Before coming to Yale, Jacqueline received a M.A. in Food Culture from Slow Food’s University of Gastronomic Sciences in Parma, Italy, and a B.A. in French Studies and International Affairs from the University of New Hampshire. She came to the Project from Navdanya, a network of seed-keepers and organic producers in New Delhi, India, where she was an assistant to Dr. Vandana Shiva.
Jacqueline serves on the board of the National Young Farmer’s Coalition, is an Affiliate Member of the New Haven Food Policy Council, a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program, a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International and proud to be a Pierson College Fellow. Jacqueline is a home cook with Armenian roots who loves feeding people.