Shawn “Pepper” Roussel is an attorney, ecoculinarean, food writer and activist. Pepper is Managing Attorney of Green Pepper Legal, consultant with Green Pepper Consulting, member Attorney with Green Justice New Orleans, and the Founding Director of Culinaria Center for Food Law, Policy, and Culture. She is also Chairperson of the Board for New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee, Secretary of the Living School Board of Directors, member of the LA Clinical and Translational Center LA Community Advisory Board, and an Advisor to Imagine Water Works.
Pepper holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Tulane University; an MS in Computer Information Technology with a concentration in eCommerce from Regis University; and a JD with certificates in both Environmental and International Laws from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. She is barred and admitted in all Louisiana courts and Chitimacha Tribal Court. Her writings focus on food and environmental injustice, remediation of invasive species, food systems and Black farmers, and the environmental impacts on food.