Michelle Moon specializes in museum audience engagement, creating meaningful learning experiences that unite creativity, place and history. A career museum professional, she most recently developed interpretation and programs for major exhibitions at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. Previously, she was Director of Education at Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH, and developed and led programs in American maritime history at Mystic Seaport. She is the author of "Interpreting Food at Museums and Historic Sites" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) and co-author (with Cathy Stantion) of the forthcoming "The Missing Ingredient: How History Can Help Reinvent the Food System." Michelle serves as Massachusetts State Governor for Slow Food New England, and pursues a range of research projects in history and museology; currently, she is focused on how museums can help communities develop adaptability and resilience when confronted by changes in climate and culture.