Clarisse Owens

Clarisse Owens

Food Systems Program Manager, Local Foods
(845) 292-6180, Ext. 130
cao78@cornelll.edu
Administration, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Gardening, Catskills Kitchen

Clarisse, also known as Clayr, is from a small town in Michigan where she grew up helping on farms and at roadside markets. Clarisse has a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in Organizational Studies and Environmental Studies, with emphasis on sustainable food systems. During summers in college, Clarisse worked on biodynamic and organic farms, and studied culture and environment abroad. Before joining the Cornell team, Clarisse managed a food hub and food equity program with a nonprofit in Southeastern North Carolina.