- PhD in Agriculture, Food, and Environment, Tufts University
- MS in Geography, Michigan State University
- BS in Biosystems Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University
Jamie Picardy has been a faculty member of Geography at Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts and at the Community College of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. She completed her Doctorate degree at Tufts University in the Agriculture, Food and Environment Program through the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. As a program developer, she has established K-12 agricultural literacy curriculum and undergraduate geography degrees. Her interdisciplinary research in food systems addresses key issues of small and mid-sized farm viability, consumer food preference, animal welfare, food policy, and labeling. Recently, she examined niche pork as an alternative to commodity pork in terms of production potential and land requirements as well as consumer interest in differentiated meat products.