Hannah Leighton is the Research and Evaluation Manager at Farm to Institution New England. Prior to her work at FINE, Hannah spent several years writing about food, working in hospitality, and farming on vegetable and small-scale livestock farms across the country. She has a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from the New School University and a Master’s degree in Sustainability Science with a concentration in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where her graduate work focused on connecting local farmers and producers to traditionally underserved communities through wholesale markets.