Dana is the Event & Project Coordinator for Farm to Institution New England. From an early age growing up eating home-cooked meals, Dana has cultivated an interest in food as medicine, community, and a tool for social change. At Goddard College in Vermont, she pursued a Bachelor of Arts focusing on Food, Education, and Environment. Following college, Dana worked on several farms across New England, ran her own diversified three-acre homestead in Massachusetts, served as an AmeriCorps member in Maine with FoodCorps during its inaugural year, and coordinated the statewide Connecticut FoodCorps program for two years. Dana recently received her Masters in Sustainable Food Systems from Green Mountain College. She is a founding member of the Connecticut Farm-to-School Collaborative and consultant on various food systems projects in Connecticut and across New England. Dana lives in New Haven, Connecticut with her husband, two-year-old English Shepherd, six Java chickens, and many garden bugs.