Meet Our Students

Graduate Student Highlights

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Maegan Krajewski

Maegan is a first year Master’s student from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. A recent graduate of Quest University Canada, her undergraduate thesis studied the intersection of alternative food system theories and the experiences of participants in the North Central Community Gardens located in her hometown. For her master’s thesis, Maegan plans to study the food access strategies of elementary school children who do not have institutionalized school food programming.


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Katherine Mott

Alongside studying at Syracuse University, Katie designs green stormwater infrastructure for the Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City, Clean Waters program. Katie has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resources Engineering from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Katie’s interest in Food Studies arose when interning with NGO Soil For Life in Cape Town, South Africa, an organization that teaches urban gardening in townships lacking access to basic necessities such as food and clean water. Her thesis research studies the aftermath of a grocery store closing in a predominantly African American and Latino neighborhood where 40% of residents live below the poverty line. She is specifically interested in the role grocery stores might play in addressing issues rooted in systemic poverty.


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Cheyenne Schoen

Cheyenne has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Portland and spent her undergraduate years as a journalist for multiple news outlets. Her undergraduate thesis focused on interpersonal communication patterns between vegan-eating college students and their friends and families. Cheyenne’s Masters thesis research is a qualitative study of an organized farming program for refugees in Syracuse. Her other interests include domestic labor in the food system, gender and labor studies.


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Adrianne Traub

Adrianne is a master’s student in the Food Studies program at Falk College in Syracuse University. She also serves as a Graduate Research Assistant and Adjunct Instructor in the Food Studies Department. Her research interests include regional food systems, intermediated markets, and agroecology. Prior to studying at Syracuse University, she worked as an organic certification specialist and a farmworker on several organic vegetable operations in Upstate NY. She completed her undergraduate work in Environmental Biology at SUNY Environmental School of Science and Forestry. She has a strong background in ecology, ethnobotany, and agricultural policy.


Alumni Graduate Highlights

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Hillary Chartron-Bartholomew

Hillary Chartron-Bartholomew has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Marketing from Juniata College and completed her Masters of Science in Food System Studies at Syracuse University in May of 2018. Prior to her time at Syracuse University, she completed a year of National Service with AmeriCorps in the Rural Health Service Corps working with the Central New York RC&D/NRCS as a Food Access Facilitator on the CNY Bounty Project. Hillary later went on to work for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County as a Program Educator, facilitating the first EBT accessible farmers market and CSA program in the county. Hillary is currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County. She has a fervent passion for the human right to food and adequate nutrition, land grant philosophy, racial and social equity, sustainability, and the effects of transnational corporate regulation within food policy.