Alumni students working farm plot on a building roof

Todd StanleyTodd Stanley, Nutrition and Food Sciences, '12

Todd graduated from the Nutrition and Food Sciences program in 2012. He has worked in customer service at both Ben and Jerry's and Lake Champlain Chocolates.  After completing a graduate research fellowship at Penn State University, Todd joined Nestle in 2014 as an Associate Food Technologist.


Karen FriesKaren Fries, Public Communication, '10

Karen is an alum of the Community Development and Applied Economics department majoring in Public Communication.  She completed an internship with Ben and Jerry's marketing department, and then joined them after graduation as a marketing specialist.  Karen then went to NYC to join Chobani Yogurt as a Brand Manager, before moving to the west coast to become the Social Media Manager at Annie's, Inc. in San Francisco.


Kate ElderkinKate Elderkin, Nutrition and Food Sciences, '08

Kate graduated from UVM with a degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences and then continued her education at the Culinary Institute of America where she focused on Culinary arts and wine and beverages.  Graduating in 2010, Kate then worked as a cook and private chef until joining the The Imagine Food Innovation Group's culinary research team in Seattle, WA in 2015.


Dylan BadgerDylan Badger, Sustainable Landscape Horticulture, '11

Dylan is the owner of Ausable Brewing Company in Keeseville, NY.  Located just a four-mile bike ride from the Port Kent Ferry, Dylan produces high quality beer and sodas.  He is committed to sourcing as many local products as possible and has created a popular tourist stop for visitors to the area.


The proof is in our alumni.

Here is just a sample of our former students who have moved on to work in food systems.