Youth Program Educator
Frankie Douglass is a New Haven Native who is passionate about Food Justice in her hometown. Frankie is the Marketing Coordinator at CitySeed Inc. Her first position at CitySeed was Mobile Market Manager; in this position, she worked with neighborhoods and farmers to bring access to fresh, healthy food to food deserts across the city. Frankie holds an Associate degree in Science in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University.
Frankie has worked in various fields within the food system. She has experience leading child, family, and senior cooking classes and believes that food education is an important part of food justice. Frankie was one of C.A.R.E.’s New Haven Health Leaders, where she offered her skills in community outreach and engagement to The Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) study being done at Yale as a part of a larger consortium consisting of researchers from seven universities nationwide. Frankie is a member of the New Haven Food Policy Council and hopes to continue her food justice work over the course of her career by making connections with community members, sharing knowledge and evidence-based information with the community, and connecting people with resources that help to improve quality of life, through food.