Meet the Interns!!
March 28, 2011
Author: Neighborhood Farm Initiative
Category: General News
NFI is pleased to welcome all our spring/summer 2011 interns on board!
Hello! My name is Whit McClure, and I’d like to describe myself through a haiku:
Madison. While in college she developed a passion for local food, and
helped establish a garden at a summer school program in her home town.
Fay is excited to begin fundraising for NFI as a volunteer and help to
others appreciate the local food movement.
Allison Burket, Special Events Intern
After growing up in the suburbs of DC, Allison is now excited about living, growing food, building community, and transforming political landscapes in the city. She enjoys working in the dirt out at the Fort Totten site, as well as researching grants and organizing fun fundraisers. She’s also looking for tips about pickling, printmaking, and sourdough bread.
Sarah Howell is originally from semi-rural Maine (not quite rural, not quite suburban), came to Virginia for college, moved abroad after graduation for two years to work, and now has found herself back in Virginia teaching high school Biology. She is a lover of science, the environment, fresh fruit and veggies, and is very excited to be working for NFI and the Field to Fork Network as one of the new interns. She enjoys cooking, teaching, learning, being outside, gardening (though she is worried she is not blessed with as green of a thumb as some). She is interested in possibly pursuing graduate school in the near future to get into working with environmental policy, specifically food policy, and hopes to eventually make access to good, healthy, clean and natural food a real, affordable possibility for everyone.
Joanna Karavolias, Volunteer Coordinator Assistant Intern
Bio coming soon!