Natalie Morris is a classically-trained culinarian with a Masters of Arts in Food Culture and Communications from the University of Gastronomic Sciences and a professional background in entrepreneurship and film and food studies.
Having received an honorary WK Kellogg Fellowship on behalf of the Borderlands Sustainable Food Systems program at the University of Arizona, she established Good Food Finder. The state's only online directory featuring exclusively small-scale farmers and food producers, it is intended to simultaneously promote and economically sustain their businesses as well as capture Arizona’s agricultural and artisanal diversity.
Since 2013, Natalie has been a instructor of the core classes in the Sustainable Food Systems program at Mesa Community College, teaching a range of courses from Food and Culture to Organic Foods Production to Sustainable Cooking. She currently serves on the board for Slow Food Phoenix, the Arizona Wine Grower’s Association, and is a proud member of the Association for the Study of Food and Society. Her writings have been featured in publications such as Edible Phoenix and Gastronomica and she is an invited member of Les Dames d'Escoffier International. She currently oversees Arizona State University’s Prepped program while finalizing her book Beans: A Global History as a part of the Edible Series (Reaktion Books: UK and University of Chicago Press: USA 2020) and pursuing her next degree in food history.