Emma is the Community Kitchen Coordinator and Warehouse Assistant at Kawartha Lakes Food Source. Through the facilitation of cooking classes, collective kitchens and garden workshops, Emma’s role is to strengthen food literacy skills within the community. She holds an undergraduate degree in International Development and Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems from Trent University and will complete a postgraduate certificate in Food Security Studies at Ryerson University. Emma has spent her academic career focusing on food security and community development.

Emma’s interest in food security stems from her love for cooking, nature and connecting over a meal. She believes in the power of food as a meeting point to create relationships and resilience within communities. Emma has spearheaded a community-driven, food-security initiative, the Good Food Project, in her hometown. The project aims to increase access to meals for those who are food-stressed within the community.

In between academic endeavours, Emma has backpacked in Latin America, South East Asia and the UK. In her free time, you’ll find Emma enjoying the outdoors at the cottage or cooking a meal for friends.

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