From farms in rural Nepali villages to the rocky soils of North York, Mary believes that food is a fundamental human right that has the capacity to nourish us and foster connection. Her experience with obtaining her permaculture training in Nepal, working as an urban farmer and community garden animator in Toronto, and background in non-profit organizations spurred her interest in further understanding the intersections between food security, sustainability, and climate change. Mary completed her Masters in Public Policy and currently works as a policy advisor researching energy resilience in the face of climate change. She’s excited to bridge her knowledge of policy with food security. In her spare time, you might be able to spot her dancing with her headphones on the TTC, stuffing her face with brunch, and/or scaling a rockclimbing wall.