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Welcome, Desirae!

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We are excited to have Desirae Hill join the Non-GMO Project as the Marketing Associate!

Desirae draws insight from her experience working for large retail organizations, small manufacturing companies, nonprofits, and consulting. While she holds a B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, and a technical degree in Visual Communications, Desirae’s career is an ongoing study of culture, human behavior, and communication.

Originally from Montana, Desirae fell in love with Bellingham’s culture of sustainability and green forests. As a part of the Non-GMO Project Communications team, her work encompasses design, content and strategy to expand the Non-GMO Project’s growing social media presence and to support consumer awareness.

Desirae is also a yoga teacher, closet-painter and vegetarian enthusiast. She spends her free time reading poetry and non-fiction, and adventuring with her adorable son and partner.

1. What interests you about working with the Non-GMO Project? What about this opportunity caught your attention?

I have an unsatiated interest in the potential for design and technology to impact social change. The Non-GMO Project has done an outstanding job advocating for transparency and empowerment and is in a unique position to dialogue about the issues surrounding our food system.

2. How do you think your prior experience will help you in working with the Non-GMO project?

In my previous experience as a Brand Manager for a local food manufacturing startup I gained an understanding of the inner workings of the industry. This insight has provided various lenses through which to see, will help me to engage in smart dialogue with our various audiences.

3. What is important to you about the work you will be doing with the Project?

It’s important to me that we continue to empower people to make healthy food choices. Social media is an amazing tool to gather and share information and I’m looking forward to engaging with everyday people who power the movement.