Introducing Our 2018 Student Crew

Although they have already been in their farming positions for a few months (or a few years, for our many returning employees!), we want to introduce our student farmer crew for the 2018-2019 school year! These folks help keep the farm running on a daily basis, from our education programs to daily farm chores. We appreciate their good attitudes and hard work!

Abby

Abby is a junior environmental studies major and familiar face out on the farm. She has been volunteering at the farm since the second semester of her freshman year and working at the farm since her sophomore year. When she is not out on the farm, you can find her riding with the Dickinson Equestrian Team or training service dogs with the Dickinson Dog House. Abby is excited to see all the baby animals that were born a few months ago grow, and looking forward to experiencing the beautiful cyclical patterns of the farm as we take to harvesting and planting for next year.

 

Ali

Ali is a senior INBM major pursuing the Food Studies Certificate. Ali graced the farm with her sunshine-y personality as a student employee this summer, and has been volunteering for several years. Out of the fields, she is a peer tutor, on the INBM majors committee, and the captain of Junkyard Turkeys Ultimate. Ali is excited to experience the farm in different seasons and try her hand at working with the livestock. In true farm fashion, Ali brews her own kombucha and is fascinated by fermentation.

 

Danielle

 

Ilana

Ilana

Ilana is a senior biology and art major who has been a frequent presence on the farm since her freshman year. On campus, Ilana is involved in Hillel, the Equestrian Team, Eco-Reps, and Tree Club. She is also a founding member of the crafting club (Stitch It Up)  and is a talented fiber artist. Ilana loves fall on the farm because of the abundant harvest, especially carrots. True to her plant mom status, Ilana has so many plants in her dorm that they do not all fin on the windowsill.

 

Karin

Karin

Karin is the Farm, Cook, Eat Coordinator for the 2018-19 school year. They are a Sociology and Africana Studies double major with a Food Studies Certificate. Their passion for food justice comes from navigating food insecurity in their childhood. They are interested in African American food systems and urban gardening. Their favorite activities are trying out new restaurants, thrifting, and watching films.

 

Kat  

Lena

Lena

Lena Friedman is this year’s Sustainable Earth Education (SEED) educator. She is a member of the Class of 2019, majoring in Environmental Science and Education. Lena became involved in the Dickinson Farm through classwork and as an education volunteer. Lena has plenty of hands-on experience with experiential education, including an internship this summer at the Smithsonian. In her free time, Lena enjoys hiking, crocheting, and reading science fiction.

 

Liam

Liam

Liam Donahue is a senior history major and a valuable part of the farm crew. He grew up around farms in Massachusetts, and is returning for his fifth semester on the college farm this year. Liam enjoys the physicality of farm work and the conviviality that comes with it. He has a particular affinity for firewood, but also won’t say no to transplanting or harvesting. When he’s not stacking logs for the winter months, Liam can be found with an epe in hand practicing with the fencing club.

 

Nina

Nina

Nina is a junior majoring in Environmental Studies with a Food Studies Certificate. On campus, Nina is a member of Phonathon and the Black Student Union. Nina is originally from Westchester, NY, where she worked on the farm at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Since then, she has only become more passionate about healthy, sustainable, and delicious food! After college, Nina plans to work in food accessibility and providing access to nutrient-rich foods.

 

Max

Max

Max is a senior environmental science and biology who has been working on the farm since his freshman year. Max always enjoys dirty jobs on the farm, which may explain why you can usually find Max in the biogas shack where interned this summer. When he’s not getting his hands dirty on the farm, Max lives in the Treehouse, runs a music club called the Jam Space, and is involved with sustainability groups across campus. Max loves running and biking, and can often be found exploring random roads around Cumberland Valley. When he can find free time in his busy schedule, Max likes to go to concerts and practice his drumming.

 

Ouwani

Ouwani

 

Rachel

Hello Rays of Sunshine! My name is Rachel Gross and I am an Environmental Studies major and am pursuing the Food Studies Certificate. I live in the Treehouse, live for the Feminist Collective and love to climb. You may occasionally see me walking barefoot, I swear I don’t bite. I started working on the farm the summer after my Sophomore year and it was a summer full of sweet serendipity. I am incredible excited for honing in on my farming skills this summer, and especially looking forward to harvesting carrots. Come out and volunteer, it’ll be a blast. Say hi to me if you see me, I want to be your friend! 

 

Valentina  

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