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Jennifer Otten elected president of Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society

Jennifer Otten
Jennifer Otten

University of Washington faculty member Jennifer Otten has been elected the incoming president of the Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society (AFHVS), a professional organization which provides an international forum to engage in the cross-disciplinary study of food, agriculture, and health, as well as an opportunity for examining the values that underlie various visions of food and agricultural systems. 

Otten is an associate professor in the Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health program and the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences in the UW School of Public Health and will assume the role of president-elect at the organization’s annual meeting in Syracuse, New York being held this week.

”I am deeply honored to have been elected as President of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society. The opportunity to lead an organization that has been a cornerstone of support for my career, as well as for countless colleagues, fills me with both gratitude and anticipation.”

Otten has served on the organization’s board of directors since 2022.  She will assume the role of president-elect in June 2024 and assume the title of president in June 2025.

June 10, 2024