Marita Prandoni provides a welcoming reception for Academy program participants and facilitators. She creates fresh, organic meals for events and workshops, sourcing local, seasonal ingredients whenever possible. Through her attention to the quality of food offered to Academy guests, she works to promote social and environmental justice and to foster a local living economy.
Outside of the Academy, Marita is a freelance editor, writer and translator. She holds a BA in German from the University of New Mexico, is fluent in German, French, Spanish and Italian, and is certified in TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is also a reading volunteer with Spanish-speaking first-graders in Santa Fe.
Marita spent the first half of her childhood in Montana before moving to New Mexico. In her free time, when she is not gardening or experimenting with new recipes in her kitchen, she hikes, runs, bikes or skis into wild landscapes to get back into step with nature.