Erin Maguire graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Environmental Policy and a concentration in Food Systems. She has worked for the Greater Newark Conservancy, an environmental non-profit in Newark, NJ, as their Living Lab and School Garden Coordinator; connecting students to delicious produce grown in their own school gardens. Her advocacy and education work continued with City Green, Inc. in Clifton and Paterson, NJ, where she coordinated their Dig In! community garden Program, and worked with senior citizens doing horticultural therapy lessons. Erin continues to work with her two passions: food and people at the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Division, as their Farm to School Coordinator.