"I sometimes invite experts in their fields to speak in my classes but not all can connect with my students in the way Florencia did. Florencia’s warmth and passion for her subject are a vibrant force in articulating terribly important social issues. Long after she left, students continued to reference what she taught us. She left a mark on our collective conscience.."- DR. ROSE M. PEREZ, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SERVICE
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ENGAGING- appears on television, radio, and podcasts. She makes the complex topics of agriculture, soil science, water footprint, and water scarcity into a message that is entertaining, accessible, and inspiring. Her passion for the subject is infectious. She not only speaks about eating less water; she lives the lifestyle daily.
EXPERIENCE- teaching began her adult career after college. She left teaching to attend graduate school at the University of Chicago School of Public Policy. While Florencia may not be in the classroom fulltime, she remains a teacher at heart and is regualrly in the classroom, in person or virtually.
EXPERT traveled 16,000 miles over seven years to gather research and interviews with organic farmers, food producers, scientists, and policymakers across the country to write Eat Less Water. Informed by her training as a researcher at the University of Chicago, teaching groups of students both in and out of the classroom, and ongoing activism, she distills complicated concepts into digestible bites. In 2018, she was awarded the Environmental Hero Award from the Santa Barbara Community Environmental Council, an honor shared by Elon Musk, Kenny Loggins, and filmmaker, James Cameron.
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"Ramirez encourages readers to be mindful of what they consume. Not only is it important to buy local and organic, she says, but buyers should know how their beef was raised and what their producers do to conserve.
Perhaps most importantly, Ramirez says, buyers must support the farmers who do this work. If we want responsibly grown food, Ramirez reminds us, we have to buy it. "