Linden co-founded Food Insight Group (FIG) as a way to continue her passion for community-led, food-as-social-justice work. She holds a PhD in Nutrition Intervention and Policy from UNC-Chapel Hill, and she relishes the opportunity to work across disciplines, social agendas, and geographies to build programs, policies, research, and connections that promote the health and wellbeing of communities. As a former “Lunch Lady,” she has a particular passion for supporting schools’, students’, and families’ efforts to grow thriving school food systems. Other skills include research and evaluation, visioning, and project implementation. She believes all projects must center race and climate crisis, or there’s no point in doing food systems work.