Micknai Arefaine
Master of Arts Student in Applied Anthropology

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.


Rebecka Daye 
Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Anthropology

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.


Emily Esteban
Master of Arts Student in Applied Anthropology

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.


Nicholas Fisher
Master of Arts Student in Applied Anthropology

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.
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Matt Williams (Oglala Lakota)
Master of Arts Student in Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies, Oregon State University (2016)
: Health disparities in tribal communities, indigenous foods and decolonizing diets to address health disparities, traditional activities related to physical activity and health.


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