Steffanie Scott grew up as a settler on Coast Salish territories (Victoria, British Columbia) and now lives on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. She is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. She is co-author of the 2018 book, Organic Food and Farming in China: Top-down and Bottom Up Ecological Initiatives. Her research digs into land-based sustainability practices, food systems, and organic sector developments in China and Canada. She is past president of the Canadian Association for Food Studies (2012-14) and past co-chair (2007-11) of the Food System Roundtable of Waterloo Region.