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Melanie Weir

UCCE Office & Financial Manager, Alameda County
Alameda County Cooperative Extension
224 West Winton Avenue
Hayward, CA 94544
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Contra Costa County Cooperative Extension



After receiving a B.A. in Psychology Research, Melanie built practical, in the field skills working as a retail entrepreneur, and creative freelance practitioner specializing in data management, service design and operations management. In 2016, she earned a Food Innovation certificate degree, from University of Messina, Sicily and shortly after worked as a “food systems” fellow with Extension Foundation (formerly eXtension). While working in her current role with the University of California Cooperative Extension, Melanie completed her Master of Arts in Social Innovation and Sustainability. Her thesis and final arts-based inquiry project includes a field guide blueprint for engaging residents and businesses in community food systems planning. The guide aims to increase local food production and local food consumption at the intersection of global food systems, community health and wellness.


M.A. Social Innovation and Sustainability, Goddard College. 2022
National Food Systems Fellowship, Extension Foundation (eXtension). 2018
Certificate Food Innovation and Technology, University of Messina. 2016
Certificate Internet of Things - Technology Fellowship, ThingMonk. 2016
B.A. Psychology Research, California State University. 2004
A.S. Psychology Research, Oxford Brookes University. 2002


Community Food Systems, Foodmaking, Entrepreneurship, Local Economics, Partnership and Stakeholder Engagement, Grant Writing, Fiscal Budget Management, Report Writing and Qualitative Arts-Based Evaluation Methods.

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