Sarah Benoit grew up in southwest Michigan and attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Urban Studies & European Studies. Beginning in 2009 she spent a year living in Ann Arbor, Michigan and became interested in Detroit’s urban agricultural activities. Sarah received her M.A. in Urban Studies from Fordham University in New York City, completing her thesis on the role of seasons in local food education in the NYC local food system. She is an avid cook, soulful eater, and committed food localist. Sarah blogs about cities and food at her site, Eat Dwell Inquire. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.