A Virginia native, Catherine Jessee holds a B.A. in American studies and English from the University of Virginia. She comes to Mississippi by way of New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has worked on editorial and communications teams at multiple publications and companies. With a focus on Appalachian history, she is interested in digging deeper where food systems intersect with or diverge from social movement, justice, and activism in the South.

Areas of focus: Appalachian studies, food studies, labor history