Victoria Llorens

Victoria Llorens (she/her) is a farmer, educator, beekeeper, carpenter, creator, and learner. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in the Program of Liberal Studies, a Great Books Program, and a minor in Sustainability. In her senior thesis project, titled “Exploring Western Thought and Proposing Adaptations in the Face of Global Change,” she explored how language affects the way human persons think and thus how they act. She explained that language in Western society has a direct effect on how abusively people in the Western world treat Earth and proposed we listen to non-dominant narratives to learn how to regain animacy of the world through changes in language. In addition to scientific advancement and the implementation of mitigation strategies, she believes cultural changes, such as how we view our place in the web of life, are needed to decrease global warming and adapt to a changing climate. Victoria spent time serving at Bethlehem Farm, a Catholic non-profit and intentional community in Appalachia, where she led work in their instructional organic gardens and at home repair sites in the local community. She is particularly interested in bridging the gap between academia, especially hypothetical environmental philosophy, and those who work with their fingers in the soil. In pursuit of this she is on the advisory board for the Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College. She works at D-Town farm in Detroit and seeks to uproot capitalism, white supremacy, and patriarchy from the food system and our everyday lives.

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