Ciranna Bird's Farm and Food Safety Communication


Ciranna is using her laboratory and public health experience to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and unable to take new assignments related to farm and food safety, at this time.

Ciranna Bird

Landline Phone: 919-847-1685 does not accept texts
E-mail: ciranna.bird(at)cirannabird.com
Raleigh, North Carolina
Twitter Icon@cirannabird
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About Ciranna

I have:


Degrees and Skills

M.S. Epidemiology, 2001-2003
Harvard School of Public Health (now Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), Boston, MA

Microbiology and Immunology coursework, 1998-1999
Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

B.S. Biotechnology, 1993-1997
Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ



Work Experience

Center for Theoretical and Applied Genetics Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Federal Work Study Program, 1994 – 1997

 

Schering-Plough Pharmaceutical Company, Kenilworth, NJ
Assistant Scientist, June 1997 – August 1998

 

Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey PA
Graduate Assistant, August 1998 – May 1999

 

Harvard Center for Genomic Research/Tech Staffing, Cambridge, MA
Research Assistant III, February 2000 – June 2000


 

Harvard School of Public Health (now Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), Boston, MA
Research Assistant II, Department of Nutrition, June 2000 – August 2001

 

MA Department of Public Health State Laboratory Institute, Boston, MA
Assistant Coordinator for Laboratory Preparedness, February 2004 – July 2007

 

MA Department of Public Health State Laboratory Institute, Boston, MA
Coordinator of Laboratory Response and Communication, October 2006–July 2010

 

MA Department of Public Health State Laboratory Institute, Boston, MA
Supervisor of the Enteric Laboratory, Microbiology Division, July 2010–June 2013

 

Self-employed, Raleigh, NC
Farm and Food Safety Writer, October 2013 – April 2020

For the past seven years, Ciranna helped local farmers communicate with their customers on the health benefits gained from purchasing meat, dairy, vegetables, and fruits from animal welfare approved, small-scale farms.
For an example of her freelance work, visit the following links

 

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Ciranna Bird's Farm and Food safety Communication Services

For the past seven years, Ciranna covered agricultural and food conferences, and provided presentations on food and bacteria awareness. In addition, Ciranna completed the following communication and race equity trainings:


CFSA Board Members 2019 Ciranna inside the WCOM 103.5 FM radio station

In November 2019, Ciranna was elected for a second term as a Board of Director for the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA). This farmer-driven, non-profit organization helps people in the Carolinas grow and eat local, organic food. CFSA advocates for fair farm policies and educates communities about local, organic agriculture.


Ciranna is on the Audit Committee, the Strategic Plan Committee, and leads the Board Racial Equity Committee. As the chair of the Agricultural Workforce Committee, Ciranna created a Farm Labor and Immigration Survey and facilitated a farm labor listening session to help CFSA staff measure CFSA farmer members’ interest in promoting policies that improve the lives of migrant farmworkers. To hear about the creation of the CFSA Agricultural Workforce Committee visit this YouTube clip of Ciranna Bird being interviewed on the WILPF Wakeup Call on WCOM 103.5 FM.


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