Hello, my name is Rachel Floyd and I am a west coast native who is very glad to be living in Vermont. I grew up in a small town in the San Joaquin Valley of California where ag is the central part of the landscape, economy, and culture. I was an active member of the local FFA and participated in ag projects centered around horticulture, ornamental plant retail, and grapevine pruning. After high school, I attended the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington where I studied Food Systems and Food Policy. I have spent time working for two different food banks, where I was able to marry her passions for food and agriculture with work that centered on nutrition access, community work, and program development. Most recently, I served at the Vermont Agency of Education with the School Nutrition Team. In this role, I had the opportunity to buy lunch at schools across the state of Vermont, a job perk I will sincerely miss. In my new role as Consumer Protection Section Chief, I look forward to working with farmers and producers to promote safe and fair practices to protect all Vermonters. In my free time, I liketo hike with my partner, garden, cook, work on my fixer-upper, and try to find who sells the best maple creemee in Vermont.