Caity is passionate about food access, sustainability, and urban agriculture. She holds an M.A. in Food Studies from New York University and a B.A. in Molecular Biology/ Biochemistry from Middlebury College. Prior to her graduate studies, Caity worked at a biotech startup where she engineered yeast to discover new antibody drugs, and took a whirlwind trip around the world before settling in New York City. She enjoys cooking, kite-skiing, gardening, knitting, quilting, and hanging out with her silver lab puppy, Louie. Caity received the Julia Child Foundation Food Writing Fellowship for Heritage Radio Network’s Fall 2015 season, and joined the team full-time as Deputy Director in 2016.
Hi. I’m Erin Fairbanks, creator of BKBF Productions. I am a jump-in-the-deep-end-and-figure-it-out kind of woman driven to explore, connect, and create. BKBF Productions was founded on the idea that to affect positive and progressive change we must be kind but also fierce. My primary areas of interest are: women’s empowerment, sustainable food systems, racial justice and palliative care.I am currently a partner with GROUT. We are project development consultants who deliver resources needed to convert an idea, thought or plan into an actual project with the potential to deliver impact and create new value for society. In addition to my work with Grout Projects I run a monthly event, Ladies’ Night. Ladies’ Night is a monthly networking group designed to facilitate personal and professional development. I am a volunteer with MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care and sit on the advisory council for Glynwood, an agricultural non-profit serving New York State’s Hudson Valley. In the fall of 2017, I was inducted into the Pleiades Network, an organization of women leaders who are driving change on issues of sustainability.