Dee Dee served as an enthusiastic volunteer for Slow Food NYC before joining the board in 2013. Passionate about the healing properties of food, she attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, becoming certified in holistic health coaching. Her interest in food policy, hunger issues, and nutrition therapy were strengthened through this program. Among other responsibilities at Slow Food NYC, she works on Urban Harvest, an educational program in NYC schools as well as a summer urban farm. She has been an active member of her local CSA for years and enjoys the rewards of cooking and eating local, seasonal food. Her professional background has been wildly diverse from marketing professional, event programming, non-profit arts, and live music venue manager to entrepreneurial designer and beyond.