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Andrea Abel

Executive Director

Andrea joined the Farmshare team in January 2017 but her hands have been in the soil and her heart in food and agriculture for most of her life. Throughout her career, she has focused on creating community sustainability in a variety of nonprofit and government positions. Farmshare unites Andrea’s passions for ensuring that food access is a human right by implementing community-driven, collaborative problem-solving involving all levels of government and community. 

She currently is an appointee to the Austin Travis County Food Policy Board and co-chairs the Healthy Food Access Working Group. She received the Betsey K. Cooke Grassroots MVP Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers and was appointed by EPA Administrator Carol Browner to the National Advisory Committee on Trade and Environment and by Governor Ann Richards to the Governor’s Commission on Women. Andrea earned a BA in Spanish Literature from Carleton College and a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas where her professional report was titled "The Definition and Regulation of Organic Foods."

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