Clare Gordon Bettencourt is a PhD candidate at UC Irvine studying America’s food identity standards, and a pedagogical fellow at UCI’s Division of Teaching Excellence.

She is trained in American history and world history.

Clare grew up in San José, California. She has served in AmeriCorps teaching garden-based education to 3rd graders, worked numerous positions with Whole Foods Market in Northern California, and has conducted freelance food history research for Bon Appétit magazine. She is currently a social media editor for The Recipes Project, and the founder and facilitator of Grad Eaters in Food Studies.