Eugenia Manwelyan is an educator, ecologist, and food systems specialist. She is the co-founder and Director of Eco Practicum, a school for ecological justice, and the managing director of the Food + Enterprise Summit. She is a visiting professor at Columbia University where she has taught a series of Food Planning Practicum courses. Eugenia holds a BA in International Development from McGill University and her MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University. She has worked on food planning projects in India, Vietnam and Jordan, as well as a peace building project in Israel and Palestine. With a passion for democratic education and civic engagement, Eugenia is committed to taking part in the effort to reorient humanity toward sane and respectful coexistence with one another and the environment.