Dr. Sipos is Associate Teaching Professor in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences. She works at the intersection of food systems, community-engaged scholarship, sustainability and equity. Her teaching and research center community and regional scales. Dr. Sipos’ PhD in Integrated Studies in Land & Food Systems at the University of British Columbia investigated long-term, community-university partnerships and pedagogies critical for community food systems. Previously, she developed a model for transformative sustainability learning at post-secondary institutions. She has contributed to food policy councils and food system reports in Canada and the US. Dr. Sipos was program director for the Chesapeake Foodshed Network, a regional initiative across six states and Washington, DC, developing learning opportunities and work groups across the food system while advancing an emphasis on community ownership and equity. Dr. Sipos' expertise in food systems and sustainability education is complemented by her background in plant biology, soil ecology, agroforestry, and community engagement.