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Meet alumna Caroline Saunders

Posted by on Thursday, April 14, 2022 in spotlight.


Smiling lady

Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and English

Caroline Saunders majored in Environmental Studies (Interdisciplinary) and English, using the combination of her fields to look at food and climate change from a variety of angles. A Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar, Caroline took classes in philosophy, poetry, economics, journalism, geosciences, and culture to get at a big question: how is food changing as our environment changes? (She’s still working on that question.) After graduation, Caroline moved to Seattle where she worked at the climate magazine Grist for several years, most recently as Chief of Staff. She’s currently in Paris developing her practical food skills, earning her Pastry Diploma at the culinary institute Le Cordon Bleu. She is the author of a book on sustainable steak and the creator of a narrative podcast about baking in the era of climate change.