Our Team

Robyn Metcalfe, Director

Desert running and a PB&J sandwich—what connects these topics? A tenacious curiosity to see what you can learn by just jumping in! The same sense of wonder that called Dr. Robyn Metcalfe to run the great deserts of the world has led her to take on the task of mapping our current food supply. A historian, desert distance runner, and food futurist with a lifelong hunger to take on irrational challenges, Robyn Metcalfe marvels at what it takes to simply create a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Connect with Robyn on LinkedIn.

Karen Thomas, Administration Specialist

Karen is a highly organized multitasker who keeps Food+City running by handling a wide variety of unique administration and organizational tasks.  Her attention to detail and resourcefulness make her a great fit for the dynamic work enviroment.  When she’s not wearing any and all hats for Food+City, she enjoys swimming and spending time with her son and daughter.

Katie Kraemer, Outreach Program Manager

Katie co-founded the organic farm that brought home delivery of fresh vegetables to Austinites in 1993, with the inception of Tecolote Farm & CSA.  With a BA in Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz, and years spent in bilingual education, Katie has also served as delegate to the international Slow Food conference in Italy, a founding member of the City of Austin/ Travis County’s Sustainable Food Policy Board, and president of  both the Austin Farmers Market advisory council and the Growers Alliance of Central Texas. When time allows, Katie can be found trail riding, roller skating, reading, experimenting with native perennial plants, and traveling with her husband and 3 kids.

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