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Tanya Swain, Project Director 

Tanya provides overall project management for the Maine Food Strategy and support for the initiative’s Steering Committee and Leadership Team.

She is a former executive director of Western Mountains Alliance, a community development organization that led several initiatives to support the development of farm and agriculture-related businesses in rural Maine. Tanya’s background includes nonprofit management, program development, fundraising and public relations. She holds a M.A. in Public Policy and Management from University of Southern Maine, Portland and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington, Seattle.  Contact Tanya here.


Special thanks to the​​ Food Studies Program at the University of Southern Maine which offers students paid internships at businesses and organizations connected to food systems all across the state. From food security to farming, the internships cover a wide array of interests and can complement almost any major or graduate program at the University.
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