Maddie is a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Zambian Forestry Department’s “Linking Income, Food, and the Environment” program. She is serving in Southern Province, Tonga land. She is from upstate NY and is in the middle of her M.A. in Food Studies at Chatham University. She hopes to support food systems’ contributions to fostering both vibrant ecosystems and communities that distribute influence and outcomes equitably to all involved. She enjoys being downside-up.