Yona Sipos

Associate Teaching Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Associate Director, Undergraduate Experiential Learning

PhD, Integrated Studies in Land & Food Systems, University of British Columbia (Canada)
MSc, Forest and Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (Canada)

Raitt Hall 306A
Box 353410
Seattle, WA 98195-3410

Phone: 206-616-1696


Dr. Yona Sipos works at the intersection of food systems, community engaged scholarship, sustainability, and equity. Her PhD in Integrated Studies in Land & Food Systems at the University of British Columbia investigated long-term partnerships critical for community food systems. She contributed to food system sustainability reports for the City of Vancouver, BC, and Prince George’s County (PGC), MD, while serving respectively on the Vancouver Food Policy Council and the PGC Food Equity Council.

Sipos was Program Director for the Chesapeake Foodshed Network, a regional initiative across 6 states and Washington, D.C., developing learning opportunities and work groups across the food system while advancing an emphasis on community ownership and equity. Her expertise in food systems and sustainability education is complemented by her background in plant biology, soil ecology, and agroforestry. 

Interests include: Community food systems. Regional food systems. Food equity. Community ownership. Food systems analysis. School food. Community-engaged scholarship.

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