Professor Margot Pollans Named a 40 Under 40 Rising Star in NYC Food Policy

May 19, 2017 Press Release
Professor Margot Pollans was named to The New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College’s list of 40 under 40 rising stars in NYC Food Policy.
Professor Margot Pollans
Professor Margot Pollans

Margot J. Pollans is 34 and grew up in Boston, MA. She is the Assistant Professor, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, and Faculty Director, Pace-NRDC Food Law Initiative. 

Background and education:  I have a BA in History & Environmental Science, Columbia University; JD, NYU School of Law; and LLM in Advocacy, Georgetown University Law Center. Before joining the Pace faculty, I was an academic fellow first at Georgetown and then at UCLA. My background prior to law school is in teaching. I have studied agriculture and food systems since my first internship in high school with the South End Lower Roxbury Open Space Land Trust in Boston.

One word you would use to describe our food system: Cacophonous

Food policy hero: Wes Jackson

Your breakfast this morning: Yogurt and granola

Favorite food: Caramelized onions

Favorite last meal: Roasted vegetables, watercress, avocado and a soft boiled egg with a slice of toasted semolina bread, dark chocolate almond milk pudding

Favorite foodie hangout: The dinner table with family

Social media must follow: On Instagram @smittenkitchen; on Twitter @ungaggedEPA

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