Meg Hourigan is the Coordinator for the Connecticut Food System Alliance, a grassroots network of people and organizations working toward a just, sustainable food system. She previously worked at End Hunger Connecticut! and in the Office of the Governor of Connecticut. Growing up on a farm in upstate New York, Meg developed an interest in food systems change at a young age. She studied International Politics and Environmental Science at Juniata College.
Sarah Moon is a PhD candidate in English Rhetoric and Composition at University of Connecticut. Her research centers on ecologically-oriented community writing that culminates in performance. She studies the potential of embodied performance to both enhance writers’ connection to their own writing and to foster interpersonal connections that contribute to community development. Her dissertation evaluates the food-themed writing and performance project Write Your Roots that she coordinated in Willimantic, CT in 2017. She has taught first-year writing since 2003 and served as an academic support administrator at Brandeis University, Baruch College and Cape Cod Community College. An award-winning playwright, she holds an MFA in Playwriting from Brandeis University, and her plays have been produced in Washington D.C., Boston and New York.