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Emma Newton

Senior Associate, Agriculture and Food Systems

Emma is the Senior Associate for the State Innovation Exchange’s Agriculture and Food Systems program. Prior to joining SiX, Emma has worked as a community organizer on an industrial dairy moratorium in Oregon with Food & Water Watch and as an independent Impact Producer on the documentary film Right to Harm connecting with communities across the country fighting industrial agriculture. Emma also spent time working with the Socially Responsibility Agriculture Project, building capacity and refining communications with coalitions and groups working in the sustainable agriculture field. Emma is a graduate of Vermont Law School’s Masters of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy program and holds an MS in Anthrozoology from Canisius College. She also is a mediator and has a certificate in equity informed mediation. Emma lives in Portland, with her partner and two cats. When not working for sustainable agriculture policy Emma can be found in the kitchen trying out a new meal or reading gothic thrillers.

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