In 2009 Camas a magazine editor and food writer, traveled to southwest France to study butchery and charcuterie with Kate Hill and the Chapolards. Upon her return, she began working at a local meat counter and founded the Portland Meat Collective with the goal of bringing the kind of transparent, hands-on educational experience she had in France to her community. In 2014, Camas launched the Meat Collective Alliance (MCA), a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire responsible meat consumption and production through experiential education. She continues to write about her experiences in meat and is currently working on a book due out from Penguin in 2018.