Carolyn Panzarella, Program Associate, graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Human Development. After graduation Carolyn spent much of her time living and working in Costa Rica at a sustainable living and education center, Rancho Mastatal. In Costa Rica she studied the principles of Permaculture, taught English in the local elementary school and learned about the local cuisine. She grew up just south of Syracuse, NY where she spent her time gardening, cooking, working in a restaurant and volunteering with a local group, Syracuse Grows, to build gardens for Syracuse city schools. She is excited to have found an organization that pairs her love of food and cooking with working with youth in an educational setting.