Mitch Gruber

Food for Thought, with Mitch Gruber ’16PhD


Join Bryce as he talks with Mitch Gruber who received his PhD in History from the University of Rochester in 2016. Mitch reflects on how he ended up back in his hometown of Rochester to pursue his doctoral work after some time in South Africa during his undergraduate career at SUNY Binghamton and his journey to his present job. He is currently the Chief Program Officer at Foodlink, a nonprofit that distributes food to partners within the upstate NY region and serves as a Rochester NY City Councilmember. In this episode, Mitch shares how the skills he learned working towards his PhD prepared him for the workforce and how every experience was valuable to his professional development. He also describes what it’s like to work in the nonprofit sector, his passion for the Rochester community, and his work towards a more equitable food system.



Casey Ryu

Mitch Gruber

Danae King

Bryce Davis

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