Rocco Pallin

Rocco is a research intern for Food Tank. A native of Wisconsin, she earned a BA in history from Dartmouth College and later a Masters in Public Health from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. At Tulane, she studied Global Community Health and Nutrition with an emphasis on food security and nutritional assessment.

After a short time with the United Nations World Food Programme, Rocco returned to New Orleans where she is leading an evaluation of sports-based youth development programs for underserved youth.

Rocco has particular interest in international food security, sustainable agriculture, and disaster resilience.

Respecting Farmers and Their Rightful Place in Our Food System

A Growing Culture believes “that farmers should be at the forefront of agriculture,” aiming to reshape the food and agriculture system starting with farmers. Through projects for farmer-to-farmer exchange, collective learning, and farmer-led research, A Growing Culture wants to advance innovation and farmer autonomy to create a more just and sustainable food system, and one inclusive of smallholder farmers.

June 27, 2017