Pepper Bowen is an environmental, food, and water attorney and Founding Director of Culinaria Center for Food Law, Policy, and Culture in New Orleans. Culinaria is focused on supporting, developing, and promoting substantive strategies to foster a food system beneficial to producers, consumers, and the environment.
Pepper was granted a JD from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans with certificates in both Environmental and International Laws. She is admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association. Her writings focus on environmental remediation, consumption of invasive species for coastal protection, food systems, and environmental impacts on food and justice. Her practice is devoted to the support of food related businesses.
In addition to her work at Culinaria and as an attorney, Pepper is currently a Trustee on the Board for CrescentCare; Chair of the New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee; a Steering Committee Member of the Regional Sustainability Committee, and a member of the Paralegal Advisory Board.