Susan Boohaker, M.A. Food Studies

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy

During the Spring 2017, I had the privilege to intern at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquartered in Rome, Italy. Alongside with courses taken at AUR during the spring semester, I worked for a total of 150 hours in a span of five months on a guide for innovators who are creating sustainable local food systems in developing countries. The finished product will be handed out to practitioners who have a heavy hand in the sustainable agriculture movement in developing countries; so being a part of this process at the FAO was fascinating. Not only did I learn how sustainable agriculture is implemented in countries of need, but I was able to directly apply my working knowledge of sustainable food systems from the classes I took at AUR.