Program Manager, Berkeley Food Institute; PhD Student, Society and Environment
Rosalie Z. Fanshel has spent 20 years on (and in) the ground of the food movement in the Bay Area, Australia, and Japan. As a seasoned administrator, Rosalie thrives in making the good work happen on a day-to-day basis and is honored to have served the UC Berkeley Food Institute community since 2014 through management of the Institute’s education and engagement programs. In 2019 Rosalie joined the Department of Environmental, Science, Policy, and Management as a PhD student, where she looks at issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in food systems higher education. She has previously held positions at the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets, Food Connect Sydney, and within the University of California, at UC Berkeley’s Institute of East Asian Studies and UC San Diego’s Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies. She is also an exhibiting visual artist.
Doctorate in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. University of California, Berkeley. Begun August 2019.
Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies (Japanese Studies Concentration). Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 2000. Senior Thesis: “Homegrown Organic: The Japanese Natural Farming Movement.”
Research Interests / Specializations:
Food systems higher education, structural inequality, critical pedagogy