About Betsy: Betsy Nicholas is the Founder of Fair Farms and Executive Director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake. After earning her law degree from Tulane, Betsy was an attorney in the U.S. Justice Department. She has since been involved in the non-profit sector, working on environmental and agriculture issues.
Why Fair Farms? “Returning to our agricultural roots is an important component to my work because diversity in farm practices is a cornerstone to sustainability and the only path forward for a clean Chesapeake Bay.”
About Nicole: Nicole is our Fair Farms Intern, helping with communications and events. Nicole is a graduate student at the George Washington University, receiving her M.S. in Geography. She is currently researching food access and food security in Washington D.C., analyzing the disparities in diet-related health diseases.
Why Fair Farms? “Learning about food environments, I became passionate about environmental justice. Reimagining our current food system requires structural change, and Fair Farms works to ensure these systems are equitable.”