Grace Margherio is a 4-H Youth Development Educator for the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition (JJK FAN) Innovation Center in East St. Louis. Grace had been serving as the Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator on the project since April 2020 and is excited to continue with additional support from the 4-H team.
Grace has 9 years of experience working with youth in schools and community centers to grow and prepare fresh food. She has a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Missouri. She is passionate about food justice and has spent most of her career in youth programming.