Based in the coastal town of Madison, Connecticut, Jocelyn Ruggiero recently won the 2021 SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Food & Restaurant Journalism Award for her Boston Globe series "States of Farming, which looked at BIPOC farmers in New England. For this same series, she accepted an award from Brian Hurlburt, the Connecticut Commissioner of Agriculture for "Best Agricultural Feature Story” from The Connecticut Agricultural Information Council. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Saveur, Food & Wine, Yankee Magazine and Parade.

In 2021, she received the Pathfinder Award from Connecticut's Working Lands Alliance, a project of the American Farmland Trust, for “excellence, dedication and commitment to advancing local agriculture.

In addition to her work as a writer, Jocelyn teaches writing to young adults with developmental and neurological disabilities. She is a proud graduate of Sarah Lawrence College.