FSS Careers


The M.S. in Food Systems & Society serves as a foundation to enhance your current career or to pursue new opportunities in this rapidly growing field. Every day, new policies are forming, businesses are launching, social movements are growing, and nonprofit organizations are expanding. Our graduates are well-positioned to work in the policy arena, create innovative enterprises, lead nonprofit organizations, become food writers, or work in existing food sector businesses. 

OHSU's Office of Graduate Studies also offers support through the Career and Professional Development Center.

FSS Alumni Career Paths

With an M.S. in Food Systems and Society, the possibilities are infinite. Students primarily go into non-profit, healthcare, government, and education; below is a sampling of specific positions students have held in these areas. Check out our Current Students and Alumni page to learn more about what our students go on to do after graduating from our program. 


  • Operations Manager, Lettuce Grow Prison Garden Program at Growing Gardens  

  • Executive Director, Imperial Valley Food Bank  

  • Program Manager, Food Matters Manitoba, A Rocha Canada 


  • Program Manager, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education

  • Director of Urban Food Environments. UC San Diego, Center for Community Health  


  • Analyst, Legislative Policy and Research Office for the Oregon State Legislature  

  • Consultant, Agroecology Knowledge Hub, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization  

  • Vice President, Sacramento Food Policy Council  


  • Program Manager, Sonoma County Master Gardeners & Community Food Systems, UC Cooperative Extension  

  • Program Coordinator, Food Systems Center, Pinellas Technical College