University of Wisconsin–Madison

Beth Hopping

Board Member, Durham Co-op Market

Beth Hopping head shot

Beth Hopping is a Co-director at Food Insight Group (FIG), a Durham, NC-based food-systems research organization. Beth is passionate about the intersections of food, environment, culture, and social justice. She holds a PhD in Nutrition Intervention and Policy from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Global Public Health and has worked across North Carolina and around the world to help communities identify food system challenges and address them by leveraging community strengths. At FIG, Beth works with farmers, grocery retailers, schools, nonprofits, foundations, and community development financial institutions to research and implement a variety of ways to strengthen community food systems. She strongly believes in the power of food to connect people and hopes to support those positive connections through her work. Beth is a member of the Durham Co-op Market Board of Directors.