Nicole Rogers
Summer Academies for High School Students Instructor

Profile

If you have heard Sacramento described as “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital,” Nicole Rogers is one of the reasons why. She leads the Farm-to-Fork initiative for the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau, and her job is sharing the stories of the region’s fresh food and agriculture.

So, is your kid a foodie? Nicole is about to launch the first Farm-to-Fork Summer Academy for High School Students at the College of Continuing Education in 2016. “I want teens to understand the story of the food they eat and its impact on their health, community, environment and economy,” Nicole says, “and the career pathways that exist in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.”

Nicole became the go-to person for anything related to Farm-to-Fork when she joined the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau in 2014 and brought a wealth of experience in fresh food and marketing. She spent nearly six years as a marketing strategist for Chipotle Mexican Grill in the greater Sacramento region, with the task of changing the way people eat fast food. Prior to Chipotle, she spent 10 years in consumer marketing and public relations.

Nicole is a graduate of Gonzaga University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations.