Alicia LaPorte is good food advocate with a unique background in the culinary arts, organizing, public policy and the business of responsibly produced food. Currently serving as Director of Communications for Niman Ranch, Alicia oversees the pioneering sustainable and humane meat brand’s messaging, positioning and impact efforts.
Prior to joining Niman Ranch, Alicia managed the Fair Farms Campaign, an initiative focused on building a healthy, sustainable and fair food system for all in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Additional career highlights include a seven-year tenure at The Pew Charitable Trusts working on national agriculture, environmental and public health policy.
Alicia has rich professional food systems experience from farm to table, apprenticing with a butcher and charcuterie chef on a diversified farm in Tuscany, running on the ground operations of a mobile farmers market serving Washington, DC residents and currently serving as Executive Director of Niman Ranch’s Next Generation Foundation.
Alicia received her B.A. in sociology from Skidmore College.