Sandra Carden

Raised on a farm in rural Montana, I’ve always had an appreciation for the hard work that goes into growing food. It also put me in close proximity to the alarming consequences of misused arable land. After college, I joined Peace Corps Cameroon and watched as fluctuations on coffee and cacao prices destroyed farmers’ lives overnight. It caused a personal paradigm shift and inspired me to leverage my teaching profession to make the world a better place. I continue to call students to action in my current role as an edible education coordinator at the American School of Dubai where I oversee our Edible Education program which focuses on global issues with food at its center.