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Whitney Shields

Project Manager
Center for Agriculture and Food Systems

MFALP, Vermont Law School, 2017


Whitney Shields


Whitney Shields, MFALP'17, is CAFS' Project Manager and the Vermont Legal Food Hub’s Program Coordinator. Previously, Whitney was a litigation paralegal at Langrock Sperry & Wool, where she worked primarily on an environmental case in Southern Vermont. Whitney hails from New Jersey and earned a BA in Theater and Women and Gender Studies from Montclair State University. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa (2010-2012), where she implemented a food security conference, and organized a reforestation project planting over 300 moringa trees. After the Peace Corps, she developed a documentary theater piece at Genesis Farm in New Jersey to explore and share the community’s relationship with their local Community Supported Garden. During this time, Whitney realized that she wanted to pursue food and agriculture work as a career. Whitney manages the finalization and design process of CAFS’ resources and is the Vermont Legal Food Hub’s Program Coordinator where she runs the day-to-day operations.