Carolyn Dimitri is a professor of food studies in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University. She holds a PhD in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Part of her work at NYU, in addition to working with a fabulous group of students, is conducting economic analysis of food markets. Most of her work to date has examined organic food, specifically the distribution, marketing, retailing, and consumption of organic food. More recently, she has become interested in access to food, urban agriculture and regional food systems.
This photo (and the one on the front page) is taken from a recent trip to Glacier National Park, after attending the food studies conference in Missoula.