The Amagansett Food Institute announced this week that Marissa Silverberg will join the non-profit as its new Program Coordinator. Ms. Silverberg recently received a Masters degree from New York University’s Center for Bioethics where her studies focused on the ethics of food security, sustainable agriculture, and environmental health justice. In her previous jobs she has had experience in advocacy work with the Environmental Law and Justice Project, in food waste research with Global Green USA, in strategic partnerships development with the Hunger Project, and in website programming and design with the Social Science Research Council. She is interested in the challenges posed by local and sustainable food production, and how community-based organizations deal with them through technological innovation.
Ms. Silverberg replaces Jess Engle, who has served as the Program Director of AFI for more than three years. During her time with AFI, Ms. Engle has helped establish and expand many of its programs, including Farm to Pantry, CRAFT, and Apprentice Matching.
“I am so grateful for all of the wonderful people I’ve met and friendships I’ve built during my time with AFI,” said Ms. Engle. “We have an amazing food community on the East End and I am so lucky to have worked with so many inspiring people.”