Joanna Ory

Research Program Associate

Joanna Ory believes organic agriculture is essential to protecting the environment and public health. Having researched the impacts of pesticides on human health and the environment for her PhD in Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz, she is excited to support organic farming and positive changes in the food system at OFRF. Joanna spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Italy performing research on environmental policies and farmer decision-making. She was a USDA NIFA fellow, having directed a project on herbicide use and water quality in Wisconsin. She is dedicated to equity and health in the food system, and served as a UC Global Food Initiative Fellow working on food equity in 2014-15. Joanna is also a passionate educator, and teaches classes at UC Santa Cruz. She is excited to work with and learn from farmers and researchers at her work at OFRF.