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 Jeanne is a PhD Research Student in Human Geography and the Environment in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.  Her PhD research studies elite philanthropic engagement in foodscapes/agri-food systems in post-Katrina New Orleans, and she is supervised by Sylvia Chant and Austin Zeiderman within the Urbanisation, Planning and Development (UPD) Research Cluster.  Jeanne holds a MSc with Highest Honors from the LSE in Gender, Development and Globalization (Best Degree Performance Award). She was on the founding staff team of the Grow Dat Youth Farm in New Orleans, Louisiana, and served as the organization’s first Assistant Director.  She was the Co-Chair of the New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee and an adjunct Professor with the Payson School for International Development at Tulane University.  Jeanne is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Small Center for Collaborative Design and the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane. 

Get in touch with me at:
913.515.6892
j.k.firth@lse.ac.uk

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Working with young people in food and agriculture? Download a digital packet of the collaborative curriculum I developed for Grow Dat Youth Farm. (Please be mindful of attributions/copyright information at the end of each lesson plan).

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