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Welcome, Deven!

Deven Vilar, Non-GMO Project

We’re happy to welcome Deven on board as the Non-GMO Project’s Administrative Assistant.

Get to know Deven:

From an early age, Deven has had a close relationship with food. Growing up on the Eastern side of Washington, her grandparents owned a small dairy farm where she would help her grandfather feed the cows, collect eggs, and help out wherever she could. She learned the importance of label-reading through her mother’s career in the natural food industry. Deven is a recent graduate from Western Washington University, with a BA in Environmental Policy.

Outside of work Deven enjoys being immersed in nature, seeing live music, cooking with friends and family, and providing for her little cat Phil.

Q&A:

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

Healthy living has been a passion of mine and having the opportunity to help other people live healthfully is a blessing. The opportunity to work with such a passionate and committed team is truly amazing. My personal goal has always been to do something that I love and to do something that matters. The work we do here at the Non-GMO Project absolutely falls into that category.

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

I feel incredibly fortunate to start my career at the Non-GMO Project. I’ve spent the past year working as an intern for the organization, which has given me the experience and skills to prepare me for this new role. I look forward to growing with the Project!

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

I believe education is the key to change. By encouraging thoughtful and educated consumers, we can make great strides towards changing our food system. I’m excited to support the Project’s mission by providing transparency and increasing availability of good, healthy food for everyone.