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Bachelor of Science from James Madison University (2006)
Specializations: Effects of nutritional transition on meal preparation and the lives of women in Ethiopia, social justice, food sovereignty, critical feminist theory, political ecology, sub-altern studies, decolonization, radical kitchens, womxn of color issues, coalition and solidarity building, and radical immigration.
Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology, Oregon State University (2011). Thesis - Alternative Agrifood Movements in an Age of Industrialized Agriculture: An Ecuadorian Case Study.
Specializations: Social Movements and Food Democracy via GMO-Free activism in Oregon, political and socioeconomic anthropology, the human right to food, food sovereignty, genetically-engineered crops, and rights of nature.
Food Projects: Worked with a subcommittee of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition's Food Action Team to develop a survey instrument for restaurant owners about barriers to purchasing more local produce; Organized and helped build a community salsa garden for Latinas Unidas; Worked on the Benton County Food Assessment and Hispanic FEAST (Food-Education-Agriculture-Solutions-Together) to ascertain levels of food security and promote local food.
Bachelor or Arts in Anthropology, Saint Mary's College of California (2017). Capstone - Moralizing Fat: Biocitizenship and the Formation of a National Image.
Specializations: Food anthropology, food policy, agriculture, and migration.
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Northern Arizona University (2015). Capstone - The Neo-Colonial Menu: The Colonization of Your Grocery List.
Specializations: Anthropology of food, agricultures and apicultures, multispecies collaboration in landscapes, seed saving, rewilding, nutritional anthropology, food security and sovereignty, diet as meditation, personal dietary narratives.
Food Projects: Established a tasting booth at Corvallis Indoor Winter Market with Corvallis Sustainability Coalition's Food Action Team; Sustainable Agriculture Internship with Corvallis Environmental Center; Working on a grant to fund apiculture program at Starker Arts Garden Education; Training as apprentice beekeeper through OSU Extension's Master Beekeeper program.
OSU People: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~fishenic/Public/Home.html
Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies, Oregon State University (2016)
Specializations: Health disparities in tribal communities, indigenous foods and decolonizing diets to address health disparities, traditional activities related to physical activity and health.