Catie DeMets is the Academy’s Environmental Initiatives coordinator. Catie contributes an array of experiences in sustainable food systems development and commitment to building equitable and resilient communities—especially in her home state of Wisconsin—to the Academy. Catie has a BA in Geology and Environmental Studies from Lawrence University and an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, where she graduated as a Bertha Morton Fellow in May 2018.
Before joining the Academy team, Catie lived in Missoula, Montana, where she worked and played in the mountains. As the Beginning Farmer & Rancher Resource Coordinator for the Community Food & Agriculture Coalition, she supported sustainable farmers around Montana to develop and implement their agricultural business plans. At Lake County Community Development Corporation, she studied and presented on alternative business structures for building resilient local economies and food systems, notably including cooperatives, while designing and pitching her own farm-based business.
Catie is deeply invested in understanding, communicating, and promoting interdisciplinary solutions to our society’s most pressing environmental issues. She is excited to bring her experience, love of helping and teaching people, and passion for building a sustainable future to the Academy. She enjoys walks with her crazy dogs and partner, discovering great restaurants, rambling through farmers markets, and connecting with the outdoors through all forms of skiing.
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