Andrea Northup is the USDA Farm to School Regional Lead in the Mountain Plains Region, supporting farm to school programs in 10 states along the Rocky Mountains and plains to the east. Based in Denver, CO. Prior to joining USDA, Andrea was the Farm to School Coordinator at Minneapolis Public Schools in Minneapolis, MN. Andrea also has experience working in the nonprofit sector, as she was the Founder and Director of the DC Farm to School Network in Washington, DC. Andrea has degrees from Tufts University in Environmental Engineering and Community Health. In her spare time she enjoys baking, strong coffee, rock climbing, camping and ultimate Frisbee.