Brianna Patten

Towson University

Brianna Patten grew up in rural Delaware surrounded by soybean and corn fields. Her neighbors that worked for the local Purdue plant kept her family freezer stocked with boneless chicken breasts year round. She did not realize the disastrous effects that Big Ag companies like Purdue and DuPont had on her health until her sophomore year at Towson University when she took a course on the Sociology of Food. She found a dedicated group of Real Food Challenge activists after following her curiosity on the subject, and became one of the drivers of the commitment campaign shortly after. Brianna is currently living in Yogaville Virginia, an interfaith community in the Shanendoah Valley at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She spends her free time meditating, practicing yoga, reading books about aliens, being a fashion icon, and resisting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that threatens to devastate Buckingham County Virginia. 

Brianna's pronouns are she, her, hers.