Arielle Golden is focusing on young farmer stories for Civil Eats. She graduated in 2010 from Wesleyan University and spent the following year living in India, working on issues of food security for women and children. Her projects included a report encouraging government supplemental food programs to take local economies and cultural appropriateness into account. She returned to the U.S. with a reinvigorated sense of hope about fixing our national food system. Arielle has written for the Nourishing the Planet project at the Worldwatch Institute and Global Circle, and loves crafting, cooking for pleasure, being outside, and braving new adventures. Follow her on Twitter: @airgolden0.