Mairi is a data driven storyteller, seed keeper, writer, and researcher working at the intersection of food systems, capital, land, natural resource management & governance, and community-based economic development.

She is currently a doctoral student in UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management’s Society & Environment Division, with a designated emphasis in Folklore. Mairi began working in the food system in 2013 and has been conducting research on local and regional food systems and cultural foodways since 2019.

With an emphasis on both qualitative and quantitative methodologies from the social sciences and humanities, Mairi has led and collaborated on research projects for community-based organizations across the United States. Her work has focused on local and regional food systems development, traditional ecological knowledge and ecosystems management, environmental education, and equitable finance.