AUR Alumna Kate Fantozzi (M.A. Food Studies 2017) is currently working in the office of U.S. Senator from Colorado Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, who advocates for Colorado farmers and works to help build up and support thriving rural communities. Sen. Bennet recently spoke with delegates of the Slow Food Nations U.S. Festival in Denver. While staffing the event, Kate had the exciting opportunity to meet Slow Food Founder Carlo Petrini, U.S. Slow Food Director Richard McCarthy, and chef, restaurateur, activist and author Alice Waters, who received an Honorary Degree from AUR in 2015.

Kate and Alice Waters sharing their AUR connection