She has been appointed as Babson College's entrepreneur-in-residence, the college announced yesterday, in a press release. In addition to her TV gigs, she also writes for Food & Wine and Kitchen Daily magazines, and is on the board of City Harvest, and the Women at NBCU Advisory Board, among others.
“Gail Simmons will be a tremendous resource for our students and faculty interested in virtually any aspect of food,” said Cheryl Kiser, executive director of the Lewis Institute, in a press release. “She can bring opportunities to student entrepreneurs, offer the latest insights and thinking on food issues, and provide a wealth of knowledge to get people ready to develop food-related initiatives.”
The in-residence program at Babson takes on role models to mentor and guide students, and promises to benefit both the students and the resident experts. The post was previously held by "Bizarre Foods" host Andrew Zimmern.