environmental health program manager
Christy Spees leads As You Sow’s Environmental Health Program, engaging investors and companies to ensure consumer safety from environmental contaminants, especially through agricultural practices. Christy has previously worked to promote clean and fair food and farming as an educator for Whole Foods Market. She was also a community organizer for urban farmers and farmers markets in Chicago, Illinois. She earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Writing from Illinois Wesleyan University. Christy has also held positions as a Research Associate with UIC’s Institute for Health Research & Policy and as Health Equity Intern with Health & Medicine Policy Research Group.