Lilia Fuquen is the project director of Food and Community in Virginia, a project of the Virginia Folklife Program. She was hired in 2014 as an assistant producer for Virginia Humanities’ weekly public radio program With Good Reason, and is now launching a Virginia Humanities podcast series covering Virginia foodways. Lilia holds a baccalaureate degree in Integrated Studies from Kent State University and has been intrigued by the nexus between food and community since she grew up living above her mother’s cafĂ© and spending time on her family’s farm in Colombia, South America. Now Lilia is eating her way through Virginia and recording the stories around traditional, contemporary and emerging foodways.