Rhumi Maher is an aspiring entrepreneur in the consumer packaged goods industry. Inspired through her background in grocery retail and by the power of food to bring people together, she seeks to empower consumers with healthy food based innovations while fostering growth in local food systems.
A creative and marketing director hybrid with an entrepreneurial spirit for social and environmental impact. Fashion industry refugee. Marketing Director at Wildlife Works, a company that stops deforestation. Co-Founder of Sustainable Fashion Alliance.
Rachel Berliner Plattus is from New Haven, CT and currently lives in Boston, MA. She is Co-Creator of Beautiful Solutions, a storytelling and popular education project supporting people to imagine and create community-controlled solutions to the problems they face. Rachel also works with a national network of women religious and millennials through Nuns and Nones, and with Jewish organizers and spiritual leaders through Taproot. She is a graphic artist, a street medic, and a trainer with PeoplesHub. She likes to explore how to make meaning and support healing on big paper, in the dance studio, in the kitchen, in wild places, and in spaces that bring us into conversation, connection, and collective action with one another.
Ansley Roberts, a Charleston, South Carolina native, majored in international relations at American University, where she became fascinated with the areas for growth and sustainable change within our food system. After graduating, she dedicated her career to working towards more sustainable, and just food systems for everyone. Her past work includes working within localized food systems on diversified, direct-market farms, farmer and consumer education efforts, and community healing farms such as CooperRiis and the Homeless Garden Project. Ansley is taking her next step, joining her family business, Anson Mills to assist with their efforts to preserve genetic diversity and support sustainable grain systems for farmers and consumers.
Olive is a returning-generation farmer and organizer. She is the newest land steward of her family’s 4th generation timber farm in North Carolina. Olive is passionate about building equitable food economies for black farmers and food business owners and is co-creating an investment fund to support and center black folks in the food system.
M.A. International Affairs, B.A Advertising/PR & Business Administration
Christina Jean-Louis is an entrepreneur, artist and expert in international development with over a decade of experience. She holds degrees in Advertising & PR, Business and International Development. She co-founded Eucalyptus Village, a real estate development venture which is also home to an award-winning auberge– Eucalyptus Guesthouse and community of homes located minutes from the international airport. She recently moved back to Haiti to do what she loves most: create jobs, channel creativity, and partner with those around her as they seek to maximize their potential. She currently serves an International Development, Communications & Business Consultant to a number of organizations across the country and oversees the operations of Eucalyptus Village. At her core, she works to ensure that all peoples have the freedoms to lead fulfilling lives with dignity.