Miranda Smith manages the gleaning program at FareStart, a Seattle-based non-profit that transforms lives, disrupts poverty and nourishes communities through food, life skills and job training. She earned her BS in Environmental Science and BA in Spanish at Western Washington University, where her interest in sustainable food systems first developed. After graduation, Miranda worked on various small farms and served with Peace Corps Panama as a Sustainable Agriculture Systems volunteer and coordinator. She is passionate about empowering people to participate in their food system through growing, gleaning, and foraging. You’ll find her hiking and hunting mushrooms around Mt. Rainier, road-tripping with her partner and Border Collie, and preserving some of Washington’s famous fruit.