The coronavirus pandemic is leading to massive shakeups everywhere you look. But my life change was already in motion long before the words “social distancing” even entered our vocabulary.
I’m going to business school! Which, sadly, means that this is my last day with The Spoon. I’m headed to school with plans to continue on in food tech. After graduation, I’ll work to make the way we eat more equitable, sustainable, and delicious. I hope you’ll keep in touch.
Cue the sappy music! It’s flashback time.
I was the Spoon’s first full-time employee when I joined the team over two years ago. My colleagues have been the best part of working here: Mike Wolf, fearless leader, never without his backpack; Chris Albrecht, sharp-witted editor and lover of 90’s alt-rock references; and Jenn Marston, a silver-haired elf who also just happens to be a kick-ass writer.
This team has taught me everything I know about tech reporting: how to always think critically, and most importantly how to get to the point. (Yes, I’ll do that soon, I promise.) I will be forever grateful for their guidance, humor, and wisdom.
I feel especially blue that I’m leaving the Spoon at such an exciting time. We just launched Spoon Plus, which is our premium content platform full of deep-dive interviews, analytical hot takes, and surveys revealing the current state of the food system. Obviously I’m biased, but I think it’s worth subscribing to if you haven’t already.
SKS, our global foodtech summit, is also going virtual this fall! That means you may not get those coveted soft t-shirts (so soft!), but taking SKS online opens up so many possibilities in terms of attendees, speakers, and networking. It’ll be awesome.
Considering the state of the world right now, we need innovation around food — and people shedding light on the innovators — more than ever. I’m sad that I won’t be able to join the team as they move forward to catalyze and report on the future of food.
But I’m not disappearing into the ether! I hope I can continue to be a resource for The Spoon and our broader community. I really love the group of foodtech nerds we’ve built at The Spoon and will be an active member for life. Feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn to stay in touch.
Stay safe and stay hungry.
Miss you already,