New Orleans, LA
Dr. Jeanne Firth has been working with the VISIONS model since 2013, first as part of the founding staff team of Grow Dat Youth Farm in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Firth holds a PhD in Human Geography and the Environment and an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalization, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Originally from a farming family in Kansas, she holds a lifelong dedication to place-based food justice and food sovereignty work. As a social scientist, teacher and organizational leader, she believes in the importance of upholding both process and content: that how we learn is of equal importance to what we learn.