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Lindsey Lunsford named as eXtension’s 2019 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Fellow

For Immediate Release
March 29th, 2019
Contact: Aaron Weibe, aaronweibe@eXtension.org

eXtension has named Lindsey Lunsford from Tuskegee University as the 2019 Impact Collaborative’s DEI Fellow. She will create a pathway for new work in DEI for Cooperative Extension to be developed, disseminated and used across the Cooperative Extension System. Continuing the work of eXtension’s 2018 DEI Fellow, Dr. Shatomi Luster-Edward, the focus of Ms. Lunsford’s fellowship is to develop a second version of the DEI eFieldbook to be published with eXtension for the October 2019 Impact Collaborative Summit.

Scholar activist and agriculture advocate, Lindsey Lunsford, inspired by her alma mater, Tuskegee University, is setting the tone for the upcoming generation of urban agriculturalists. Currently working as a Sustainable Food System Resource Specialist through Tuskegee University’s Carver Integrative Sustainability Center, Ms. Lunsford works in food justice and community sovereignty efforts. 

Ms. Lunsford is also currently enrolled in the Tuskegee University Integrative Public Policy and Development Doctoral Program, where she studies policy advocacy for strengthening grassroots efforts from state to international levels. Lunsford’s leadership focuses on educating underserved populations on self-sufficiency and healthy lifestyles while encouraging the larger community to pursue a sustainable local economy.

“I look forward to continuing the work of my predecessor, Shatomi Luster-Edwards, in advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion aims across the Cooperative Extension System. I am grateful for an opportunity to lend my talents to such a high-priority area.” – Lindsey Lunsford

Articles featuring Lindsey Lunsford:

After a Century In Decline, Black Farmers Are Back And On the Rise

10 Female Urban Farmers Setting the Tone for Sustainable Cities