Food Studies Program

Art and Food Studies? You betcha!

Lauren Olson

Food Studies Graduate Certificate student, Lauren Olson, chose to do an internship as part of her graduate certificate. While our paid internships aren't required, they are strongly recommended as they're a great way to put what's learned into practice. Also, they offer an incredible opportunity to network with companies that matter most to the student.

Lauren did her internship with Maine Food Strategy, exploring the marketing needs and barriers of farmers and looking at how art has been used to promote farming operations. She also created original images to be used by five farms, and interviewed them to understand their challenges in marketing and promotion.