Team

 
AmyWu_BW.jpg

 Amy Wu, Founder & Chief Content Director

Amy Wu is a veteran journalist with significant international reporting and teaching experience, having worked at Time magazine, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, for the USA Today Network; and has written for The New York Times, HuffPost and Wall Street Journal. She spent six years working in Hong Kong, widely reporting within the Asia-Pacific region including Shanghai and Singapore. She earned her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.

 
 
 
Executive Producer & Chief Videographer:  Chris Schodt is a freelance journalist and video producer living in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. A graduate of the Berkeley School of Journalism, Chris started his career as a geologist in Minnesota before moving to the Bay to pursue video and media.

Executive Producer & Chief Videographer: Chris Schodt is a freelance journalist and video producer living in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. A graduate of the Berkeley School of Journalism, Chris started his career as a geologist in Minnesota before moving to the Bay to pursue video and media.

Social Media Specialist & Photographer:  Iris Nolasco became involved in the agricultural space after a two-year service in the Peace Corps, where she worked to improve local farmers’ livelihoods in Panama. She received her master’s degree in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, where she also focused on sustainable agriculture and food systems.

Social Media Specialist & Photographer: Iris Nolasco became involved in the agricultural space after a two-year service in the Peace Corps, where she worked to improve local farmers’ livelihoods in Panama. She received her master’s degree in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, where she also focused on sustainable agriculture and food systems.

Chief Designer : HyunJu Chappell, a former designer for The Washington Post, is principal of Magna Citizen Studio, which specializes in ethnographic field research, participatory design, visual journalism, and civic engagement.

Chief Designer: HyunJu Chappell, a former designer for The Washington Post, is principal of Magna Citizen Studio, which specializes in ethnographic field research, participatory design, visual journalism, and civic engagement.

Content Consultant : Merrill Perlman is an award-winning editor, trainer and coach who worked as an editor or manager of editors at the New York Times for 25 years. She has trained journalists, editors, writers and communicators through the Poynter Institute, private seminars and journalism and trade conferences.

Content Consultant: Merrill Perlman is an award-winning editor, trainer and coach who worked as an editor or manager of editors at the New York Times for 25 years. She has trained journalists, editors, writers and communicators through the Poynter Institute, private seminars and journalism and trade conferences.

Spanish Translator:  Susana Vázquez is a freelance writer and translator/interpreter based in the Central Coast. She received her Bachelors from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she studied Spanish and Chicana/o Studies. She likes to talk about the beach, desserts, and, at the moment, how everyone needs to watch Rocketman (starring Taron Egerton).

Spanish Translator: Susana Vázquez is a freelance writer and translator/interpreter based in the Central Coast. She received her Bachelors from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she studied Spanish and Chicana/o Studies. She likes to talk about the beach, desserts, and, at the moment, how everyone needs to watch Rocketman (starring Taron Egerton).

 

                             Contributors

Margaret D’Arrigo-Martin   Vice-President of Community Development for Taylor Farms. Over 35 years of experience in the produce business, including Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for D’Arrigo Bros. Co., of California. She is a Board of Trustee for the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System.

Margaret D’Arrigo-Martin

Vice-President of Community Development for Taylor Farms. Over 35 years of experience in the produce business, including Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for D’Arrigo Bros. Co., of California. She is a Board of Trustee for the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System.

Karen Caplan   Karen Caplan is the president and CEO of Frieda’s Specialty Produce in Los Alamitos, California, a women-owned family business and leading distributor and marketer of unique and exotic fruits and vegetables to supermarkets and foodservice distributors in North America. As a well-respected leader in the produce industry, Karen regularly contributes her insights to national publications and is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist.

Karen Caplan

Karen Caplan is the president and CEO of Frieda’s Specialty Produce in Los Alamitos, California, a women-owned family business and leading distributor and marketer of unique and exotic fruits and vegetables to supermarkets and foodservice distributors in North America. As a well-respected leader in the produce industry, Karen regularly contributes her insights to national publications and is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist.


tinylogo.PNG

About From Farms to Incubators

From Farms to Incubators is a content-based startup that uses digital storytelling including video, documentary, photography and articles, to spotlight women entrepreneurs and innovators dedicated to agtech.

From Farms to Incubators includes an award-winning documentary that has been screened at SXSW, the Forbes AgTech Summit, Western Growers, Steinbeck Festival, Carmel International Film Festival, the EcoFarm Conference, the Salinas Valley AgTech Summit. The film also a semi-finalist at the 2019 Women's Voices Now Online Film Festival.

The documentary has served as a platform for events, conferences and forums on women and ag, agtech and tech that have drawn standing-room only audiences. The content to date has been featured in USA Today and The New Food Economy, and earned grants from the International Center for Journalists and the International Women’s Media Foundation.

The startup is building out an online and interactive portal that will profile female innovators and investors in the agtech sector, and offer an interactive community where innovators, investors, technologists and growers can exchange knowledge, connect and potentially collaborate. From Farms to Incubators has beena resident of the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology since 2018.