Vera is the Public Relations and Marketing Director for Shelburne Farms, where she oversees media and messaging for its 1,400-acre organic farm and forest, leading-edge educational programs, award-winning farmstead cheese, and internationally-recognized farm to table restaurant and inn. Previously, Vera was a Bon Appétit Management Company Foundation Fellow, where she worked with top management to support the company’s initiatives for large-scale food systems change. Vera managed, co-researched, and co-wrote the most comprehensive report on the state of farm labor today, the Inventory of Farmworker Issues and Protections in the United States, lauded by The New York Times, Worldwatch Institute, and Center for Science in the Public Interest. Vera holds a B.A. with honors in Global Ethics from Carleton College and certificates in Ecological Horticulture from University of California Santa Cruz and Permaculture Design from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Vera’s work has been highlighted in LA Weekly, Grist, the Chicago Tribune, and Inside Higher Education among others. Her articles on food and agriculture have appeared in Bitch magazine, Civil Eats, Triple Pundit, Edible Green Mountains (forthcoming), and the academic journal, Beliefs and Values. Her photographs have been published in books (e.g., Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table, New School Cuisine: Nutritious and Seasonal Recipes for School Cooks by School Cooks) and media (e.g., CNBC, NPR, The Boston Globe, Seattle magazine). You can find Vera tweeting on and off the farm @shelburnefarms and under her own handle, @veralchang.