Master of Regional Planning MRP 2014- Cornell University
B.A. with Honors, Creative Writing and Political Science, 2011- Knox College
Helen Schnoes helped launch Sitka Salmon Shares in 2011, the Midwest's first Community Supported Fishery, where she serves as Community and Sustainability Coordinator. The business grew from work she engaged with while interning at the Sitka Conservation Society in Sitka, Alaska, to support education, outreach, and advocacy programming for consumers and tourists, highlighting the connections between the fish they eat, the Alaskan economy and culture, and protection of the public lands that provide necessary salmon habitat. She entered the Masters in Regional Planning degree program at Cornell driven by a systems perspective, intently curious about the relationships among actions at varying levels of geography and governance. In the SGE Immersion she aspires to develop her ability to work with stakeholders in different sectors to identify and embrace opportunities for unexpected but effective collaboration to achieve greater health, fairness, and sustainability in the food system.