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Emily Larson

As a farmer’s daughter who spent her childhood working on a small, New England, family-run organic produce farm, Emily knows first-hand the importance of supporting local producers.  Emily recieved her bachelor’s degree in biology from Hamilton College and a MS in Environmental Science from CU Denver. After working for over a decade as an Environmental Scientist at various consulting companies, Emily is returning to her roots and pursuing her passion of increasing food equity within the community. With her background in agriculture, the sciences, and her continued involvement volunteering in her community, Emily is pursuing her goal to sustainably and equitably feed people. She believes that her current role as a gleaning and food-systems coordinator for UpRoot Colorado will allow her to make change.  

Emily believes that access to fresh, nutritious food is a basic human right that everyone deserves.  She strives to help improve food access and reduce waste within the Boulder and Broomfield Counties, while supporting the resilience of local farmers. Emily is excited to be working and learning within the food-systems space. 

In her free time, Emily enjoys trail running and cross-country skiing in the Rockies, adventuring with her two young kids, and planning the next delicious meal to share with friends and family.