Meet Tori De Leone, 2016 Nathalie Dupree Graduate Fellow

Tori De LeoneAnnually, the SFA welcomes two to three Nathalie Dupree Graduate Fellows from students in the Southern Studies M.A. Program. The fellowship offers tuition assistance and a modest stipend in exchange for work with our organization. This academic year, we have one full-time fellow, Victoria De Leone, as well as two part-time fellows we’ll introduce this week.

Victoria De Leone grew up in mountainous Central Oregon. Trading the small community in the woods for a slightly larger one on an island, she studied food cultures and immigration narratives at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. After completing her undergraduate studies, she served as a community manager for a grocery delivery startup in Brooklyn.

While she much enjoyed her time in the craft food industry, Victoria is excited to start studying the diverse food stories of the South.