As the Deputy Director of IPES-Food, Chantal oversees panel and secretariat research and activities. Chantal holds a PhD in Political Science from Carleton University, Canada, where she taught undergraduate courses on the politics of food in 2014-2015. Her doctoral research focused on municipal-level governance arrangements to support sustainable food systems in Canada and the EU. Her research interests include collaborative governance methods for food system transition, local food systems, and community food security.
From 2011-2015, Chantal was a researcher for Activating Change Together for Community Food Security (ACT for CFS), a community-university research project at Mount St. Vincent University. Previously, Chantal worked as an intern for the Trade and Agriculture Section of the Delegation of the EU to the USA and as a federal lobbying intern for the US Organic Consumers Association.
She also holds an MA in German & European studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
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