Katy Mamen, a Fellow at the Oakland Institute, is a sustainable food systems consultant, writer and educator based in Sonoma County, California. She also coordinates the Ag Futures Alliance in California. Previously, she coordinated the Local Food Program at the International Society for Ecology and Culture.
Katy is co-author of Ripe for Change: Rethinking California’s Food Economy and numerous articles and public education tools promoting healthy food and agriculture. Katy has recently consulted on food- and agriculture-related projects with the Polaris Institute, Ecotrust, New College of California, and Environmental Commons, among others. She has worked with traditional farmers in Europe, Latin America and Asia to promote farmers’ rights and their viability in increasingly globalizing markets.
Katy holds a BS in Physical Geography from McGill University in Montreal, and an MS in Holistic Science from Schumacher College in the UK, a groundbreaking international program that focuses on understanding and working with complex systems.