Clare Cullen joined the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm in March. With a rich background in arts, environmental education, finance, entrepreneurship and non-profit organizations, Cullen brings a diversity of skills and a wealth of experience. She holds a B.A. honours in Film and Communication from Queens University and an M.Ed in Art and Environment from Simon Fraser University.
She is particularly passionate about local and self-sufficient food production. Her commitment to local and sustainable food production led her to launch Growing Food in Your Own Front Yard, a grassroots program in Vancouver, which aims to engage school children in small scale urban farming.
As Operations Director for CSFS, Cullen will play a key leadership role in the Centre’s daily operations, business development, and financial and human resources management. Prior to joining CSFS, she was Administrative Manager for UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum.