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Food and Agriculture Law Society

Officers

President:  Jessie Gittemeier

 

Vice Presidents:  Tory White and Colin Pohlman

 

Community Outreach/ Volunteer Coordinator: Grace Heglund-Lohman

Grace is a 1L with a passion for health equity and food justice. Originally from Alaska, Grace interned with the Alaska Food Policy Council on access to traditional foods and served two terms as an AmeriCorps with Cooking Matters in Southwest Colorado. Grace has a master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, which is the foundation for her belief that sustainable food access is a fundamental human right, which requires responsible natural resource management and equitable stewardship. In her spare time, Grace loves to nerd out on sourdough, mushroom hunt, and eat smoked salmon in the backcountry.

Secretary: TBD

 

Treasurer: Jacob Kimiecik

Jacob is a 3L from Virginia primarily interested in water law and how changes in water systems impacts agriculture. Having lived, studied, and worked in Colorado prior to coming to Lewis & Clark, Jacob saw first hand how climate change and population increases have impacted our water systems. Agricultural communities have faced significant hardship in some places as a result of these challenges, and our food systems have not been immune to these challenges. Jacob hopes through this organization we can bring more attention to issues in agriculture and food systems, and that other students may become involved in tackling these issues.