Naomi Starkman is a founder and the editor-in-chief of Civil Eats, a daily news source about the American food system. She was a 2015-16 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford. Starkman has worked as a media consultant at Newsweek, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ, and WIRED magazines. After graduating from law school, she served as the deputy executive director of the City of San Francisco’s Ethics Commission. Starkman is also an avid organic gardener, having worked on several farms.