Jackleen de La Harpe

Food writing can explain ideas big and small. Jackleen de La Harpe writes about the deliciousness of food and, most importantly, what it can mean to our communities. She has been a daily news reporter, science writer, science editor, and was the founding executive director of the Metcalf Institute in Rhode Island, which provides science training for media. In 2011, she earned a graduate degree at Reed College and worked as a ghost writer, news reporter, special projects director for science public radio and opinion writer. In 2012, she organized a pilot project for food writers, Food+Agriculture Media Project (F+AMP), to help journalists examine the deeper issues of food systems, and in 2013, coordinated the Tribal Food Summit, the first regional tribal food meeting in Oregon. de La Harpe’s work at SFAI will concentrate on food in relation to social justice issues in the U.S. and beyond. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her dog, Albert “Finn” Finney.


Food Justice 2014/2015


Portland, OR USA