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Patricia Akers

Patricia is the program manager for Double Up Food Bucks New York State. She became interested in food systems, food access and food security issues as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, where she spent two years as chair of the Cameroon Food Security Committee and focused her work on community economic development.

Patricia loves to read, as evidenced by her mounting library fines. When not enthralled with a book, she escapes to the outdoors by hiking, adventuring and traveling. Patricia has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from SUNY Buffalo and a master’s degree in public administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California. She misses having Big Sur as her backyard but loves reconnecting with the great outdoors in New York.