Cortney Ahern currently serves as President of Slow Food Chicago, the nation's third largest chapter of the global Slow Food network that promotes good, clean, fair food for everyone. She has experience working across the food chain on domestic and international agricultural issues at organizations like the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Chicago Ideas Week. Cortney has worked on a family farm in Upstate New York and learned the proper technique for catching red ants in northeastern Thailand. She would do anything for one more xiao-long-bao from Yang’s, and always stockpiles extra butter in her freezer. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @ctahern.