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, as contracts with local chefs. Through her attention to the quality of food offered to Academy guests, she works to promote social and environmental justice and the local living economy.
Outside of the Academy, Marita is a freelance editor and writer. Among a range of projects, she is the conference editor for the nonprofit Bioneers and writes the keynote descriptions for their media site and video/audio sets.
Marita holds a BA in German and is fluent in German, French, Spanish and Italian. She also works as a language tutor and medical interpreter for injured workers.
Marita grew up the eighth of ten children, spending the first half of her childhood in Montana before moving to New Mexico. In her free time, she loves to escape by foot, bicycle, skis or raft into wild landscapes to shake off time constraints and get back in step with nature.