Hi, I’m Francesca! My work sits at the intersection of community engagement, racial and economic justice, environmental sustainability, and human geography. I seek to affect equitable, sustainable, systemic change grounded in community leadership, deep listening, and reflective learning. Food systems work in particular motivates me as a locus for change. I began my undergraduate career at New York University’s Gallatin School and graduated with a degree in Urban Studies from Brown University in 2019.
I am also a dancer and choreographer committed to centering individual experiences and interdisciplinary collaboration in my creative process.
Previous Projects & Work Samples:
“Moving Beyond Recidivism Rates at Harvest Kitchen: A Youth Culinary Job-Training Program” (qualitative research project, Brown University & Harvest Kitchen)
“The Racial Capitalism of Urban Food Insecurity” (academic paper, Brown University)
Food systems grantee profiles (Henry P. Kendall Foundation)
Festival site profiles (Doors Open Rhode Island)
“(De) Spatializing Food Insecurity in Providence, RI” (GIS mapping and analysis project, Brown University)
“The African Alliance of Rhode island and Brown University” magazine (community project, Brown University & African Alliance of Rhode Island)