Real Food Working Group

The Real Food Working Group is a multi-stakeholder group responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Real Food Campus Commitment.


The Real Food Working Group includes UVM students, faculty, staff, administration, and representatives from UVM Dining.

Working Group Members (2017-2018 academic year)


  • Bridget Dorsey (Student Co-Chair)
  • Katie Horner (Student Co-Chair)
  • Gina Clithero
  • Olivia Peña
  • Rachel Bowanko
  • Betsy McGavisk
  • Emma Heffner
  • Alyssa Mamuszka
  • Sophia Giovannetti
  • Jess Giordano
  • Emily Irwin
  • Lauren Berkley
  • Taran Wise (Calculator Intern)
  • Emily Barbour (Graduate Dining Fellow)


  • Alison Nihart (Food Systems Initiative; Staff Advisor)
  • Gioia Thompson (Office of Sustainability)
  • Terry Bradshaw (Catamount Educational Farm)


  • Marissa Watson (Sustainability Manager)
  • Annie Rowell (Sodexo VT First Coordinator)
  • Armand Lundie (Executive Chef at University Marche)


  • Sylvia Geiger (Nutrition and Food Sciences)
  • Vic Izzo (Plant and Soil Science)
  • Meredith Niles (Nutrition and Food Sciences)