Claire Mesesan
Communications Manager, Iroquois Valley Farms

Claire completed her bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and French from Loyola University Chicago in 2014. Within philosophy, Claire gravitated toward the field of environmental ethics; this culminated in writing an independently designed thesis analyzing the socio-political and economic effects of alternative organic agriculture practices in Cuba. After graduation, Claire spent a year in Madison, WI working as an AmeriCorps Farm-to- School educator. There, she taught elementary school children about food – how it grows, who grows it, and how it gets from the farm to our table.

She is thrilled to serve as Communications Manager at Iroquois Valley Farms, where her work contributes to creating a more sustainable, just, and empowering food system. Claire resides in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago where she spends her free time creating urban garden spaces and art.