Alexa Norstad, executive director of the Center for Ecoliteracy, shares the work of her organization to teach young learners about the interdependence and interconnectedness of people, food, place, and the ecosystem.
Alexa Norstad is the executive director of the Center for Ecoliteracy. She leads the strategy, mission, and vision of the organization. She previously served as the organization's director of programs where she oversaw all program efforts across the organization—designing, developing, and directing some of the most successful programs in the center’s history. Her insight and compassion have nurtured the organization’s relationships with staff and partners to advance education for the sustainability of people and the planet. A Vassar graduate with a background in publications, she served in the corporate offices of Condé Nast Publications in New York, an experience that lends editorial excellence to the organization’s publications and communications work. A farming apprenticeship in Vermont left her with a deep appreciation of local food systems and the importance of connecting to place.