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BFI Food Systems Career Panel


The Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) hosted a food systems career panel in November 2018.

In November, the Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) held a career panel for undergraduate and graduate students interested in opportunities to work within the food system. Paul Rogé, a lecturer in the College of Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM) moderated the panel. Guests included a registered dietitian for the UC Cooperative Extension, an entrepreneur working to reduce food waste, and the Chief Operating Officer at a SF-based soup company, Ladle & Leaf. Guests spoke about their career trajectories into the food system and their challenges and successes along the way.

The second half of the event consisted of a student question and answer session. Panelists offered advice to students who are looking to work within the food system, such as classes to take now and starting with volunteer roles. The event was followed by a networking reception, catered by Oakland-based Reem’s Bakery, a food group that is an alumnus of the La Cocina food incubator program. Berkeley student volunteers aided with food preparation

BFI is a division at UCB whose mission is to transform food systems, improve food access for all, and promote sustainable and equitable food production. Learn more about BFI, including student opportunities and fellowships, at their website.

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