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Administrative Assistant, Food & Agribusiness Institute
Clare is the new Administrative Assistant for the Food and Agribusiness Institute. She provides administrative support to Erika French-Arnold and Dr. Greg Baker. Together with a great team of student assistants, Clare helps coordinate speaker events, the annual dinner, undergraduate and postgraduate involvement in FAI concentrations, and assists with travel planning.
Before working with the FAI, Clare earned her undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco, and her master's degree in history from the University of Glasgow. Her postgraduate research focused on 19th and 20th century American pure food legislation, with an emphasis on the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938. Clare also furthered her understanding of current food and agribusiness issues through an AmeriCorps placement with the Silicon Valley Heath Trust and working with Whole Foods Market.
A San Jose native, Clare has enjoyed a lifelong interest in food preparation, culture and history. She is delighted to be a part of the FAI team to facilitate the discussion and study of these topics among students, faculty and our community.