Myriam Faucher

2021/2022 Kirchner Food Fellow
Americas Fellows

Myriam is pursuing her Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University with a Certificate in Social Impact as a Forté Fellow.

Myriam is passionate about sustainable food systems, economic development, and social impact. Myriam received her Honours BSc in Psychology cum laude from the University of Ottawa, where she studied as a Loran Scholar. During her undergraduate studies, Myriam spent a summer working with the Cardoza y Aragon Popular Culture Center in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. This immersive experience learning about the complexity of community development and poverty reduction issues led her to consider other academic and professional paths. She went on to earn an MSc in Food Security with distinction from the University of Edinburgh, where she gained research experience studying the environmental, economic, and nutritional implications of expanding orphan crop production and consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to her MBA, Myriam worked in the charitable sector on social entrepreneurship projects addressing community food insecurity during which, she developed and launched an urban greenhouse by analyzing market data and business feasibility.