Conceived as the policy arm of the National Food and Beverage Foundation, Culinaria Center for Food Law, Policy, and Culture is a membership-based community advocacy organization, fighting for equitable environmental and social policies in Louisiana.
Shawn “Pepper” Bowen is an Environmental, Food, and Water attorney and the Founding Director of Culinaria Center for Food Law, Policy, and Culture. She is also chair of the New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee, Trustee on the CrescentCare board, and a Steering Committee member of Value Louisiana’s Regional Sustainability Committee. Pepper holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Tulane University, an MS in Computer Information Technology with a concentration in eCommerce, and a JD with certificates in both Environmental and International Laws. Her writings focus on remediation of invasive species, food systems, and environmental impacts on food.