Elizabeth Vaughan serves as the West Coast Senior Food Campaigner with Friends of the Earth where she works to strengthen a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system across communities through institutional procurement, policy, and community engagement.
Currently, Elizabeth works to design effective strategies to promote climate-friendly food procurement practices and policies within school districts and other institutions.
Elizabeth was first introduced to the inextricable link of the food system to our health working alongside subsistence farmers in Uganda with the United States Peace Corps. Before FoE, Elizabeth was the Food Systems Manager at Community Health Improvement Partners in San Diego where she influenced over $30 million in annual institutional food purchasing. Elizabeth also stewards her family’s fourth generation five acre ranch in San Diego County. Her education is in Business Economics.