Michael Peñuelas

Research & Writing Fellow

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Michael is a Research & Writing Fellow with Food Tank, as well as a farm hand, scholar, and community organizer based in northwest Washington State. Michael graduated in 2017 with a Master’s in Environmental Policy and Management from the Stanford University School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences. He also holds a B.S. from the same program with concentrations in food systems and in conservation ecology. Get in touch at michael(at)foodtank(dot)com, find out more about his work at www.michaelpenuelas.com, or follow him @mmpenuelas. He was born and raised on Duwamish land.

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