Monday, June 20, 2011

Meet our Summer Interns!

We have an fantastic group of interns working on a variety of projects with the Edible Corvallis Initiative this summer. You'll likely see a few of them out at the garden at any given time weeding, planting, working with volunteers, watering, organizing events, leading summer camp activities and even making documentaries! Here are some quick bios to introduce you to our crew:

Amelia Yeager
Summer Camp / Sustainable Agriculture Intern
Amelia is working with the S.A.G.E summer camps and in the garden this summer.  She's gaining experience in her field through this internship - she's an Environmental Science major (Env. Policy & French minor) studying at Western Washington University.  Amelia is  a native Corvallian, home to roost at S.A.G.E for the summer.

Emily Olivo
Community Engagement / Summer Camp Intern
Emily comes to Corvallis from Raleigh, where she a student at N. Carolina State University.  She is majoring in Wildlife Biology and loves working with kids.  She is helping plan and deliver our S.A.G.E Summer Camps and is putting her creative energy to good use with us this summer.

Kelly Holcomb
Community Engagement Intern
Kelly is working on event planning and outreach through our Community Engagement Internship position. You can also find her at the Philomath Library, and hopefully at OSU next year working on a MFA! She's an avid beginning gardener and her enthusiasm for growing is contagious!

Keith Fortenbach
Sustainable Agriculture Intern
Keith is out in the garden this summer working on his green thumb! He's an engineering student at OSU and was in the Navy for 5 years. Keith is enthusiastic about learning more about gardening and is interested in water resources issues as they relate to sustainable farming.

Marinna Guzy

Sustainable Agriculture Intern
Marinna is an Environmental Studies major at Vassar College, but grew up in Corvallis.  She's excited about increasing community access to fresh food and is also excited to use her filmmaking skills to create a mini-documentary about S.A.G.E!

Melissa Sloan
Sustainable Agriculture Intern
Melissa is an OSU student studying Environmental Science and Geography. She's an avid rower and is giving her strength to S.A.G.E this summer! She's looking forward to learning more about how the garden works and getting her hands into the dirt.

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