Susan Paykin is a farmer, educator and activist. Residing along the Hudson River in Beacon, NY, Susan believes in strengthening our local food system and policies to be catalysts for positive change. Susan moved to the Hudson Valley in 2014 to pursue her farming career. She managed non-profit community organization Common Ground Farm from 2015 to 2017, where she directed farm production, community partnerships and social justice programming. Susan is a community justice organizer with the Beacon Hebrew Alliance, helping to bring interfaith and social justice work to the forefront of the progressive Jewish community in the Hudson Valley. A graduate of Brandeis University, Susan loves cooking, hiking, traveling and learning new languages.