Student Workers

The farm employs thirteen-fifteen Dickinson students during the academic year (part-time) and four students over the summer (full-time). Check out our employment page for more info!


Abby is an undeclared sophomore, originally from Pasadena, CA. Besides working at the farm, she lives in the Dog House to help raise/train service dogs and rides with the Dickinson Equestrian Team. This is her first year working at the farm, but she spent last spring as a farm volunteer. Her favorite things about working at the farm are the natural beauty of the landscape, the opportunity to learn about sustainable agriculture, and the privilege  to have a closer connection to the food we eat. When she’s not at the farm, you can probably find Abby riding horses, playing with dogs, or going for a run. 


 Carrie is a senior biology and philosophy double major from a small suburb of Boston called Holliston. On campus, she is a service trip leader, a student researcher in the biology department, part of the college choir, and a first-year mentor. Carrie has worked at the farm since sophomore year and it’s been one of her favorite parts about Dickinson. For Carrie, the best part about working at the farm is getting outside and doing rewarding physical labor–hard work is good for the soul! Other perks include the best dog ever (Bella), yummy veggies, learning about agriculture and sustainable practices, and being part of such a great crew! Carrie is a lady of many talents…she is fluent in French and went abroad to Paris last year. Can’t get enough? Don’t worry, she has a twin…two are better than one! If you see Carrie walking around campus or biking about on her sweet ride, Peg, be sure to say a quick “Hey!”.


 Channing is a sophomore neuroscience major from the charming town of Yarmouth, Maine. At Dickinson, she is involved in the Equestrian Club, Dog House, and is a member of Pi Phi. She is stoked for her second semester as a farm worker, especially as it provides her with a much-needed break from campus and schoolwork. She love to get outside and hang out with the welcoming, warm community of people who live and work on the farm. In her free time, Channing loves to hike and, over the summer, summited Mount Washington.






 Elizabeth is a sophomore art history and french double major originally from Baltimore, MD. On campus, she is involved with the Outing Club and is a WILD Leader. She is also a french language assistant at the Trout Gallery and a member of the Delta Nu Sorority. Elizabeth started working at the farm last semester and loves the opportunity to work with her hands, spend time outside, and get dirty. In her free time, she enjoys painting, hiking, camping, and reading…especially her favorite book of all time, Pride and Prejudice.


 Ilana is a biology and studio art double major and a member of the class of 2019. She from Fort Washington, PA and has been a steady volunteer on the farm since her freshman year, becoming an employee when she returned as a sophomore. She absolutely love being out on the farm, working in the fields, and using her truly talented green thumb. When she’s not planting or harvesting, Ilana loves to crochet, watch Star Trek, and read Lord of the Rings. Ilana’s involvement in Eco-Reps Hillel, Tree Club, and the Equestrian Team make this farmer a well-rounded addition to our crew.


 Katie is a sophomore enviornmental science major from the rolling hills of Wallingford, CT. This is her second semester working on the college farm and she falls in love with it a little more everyday. Her favorite farm activities include root vegetable harvest and transplanting seedlings. This girl loves to dig in the dirt! When she’s not on the farm, you’ll likely find Katie at Jive practice, running long distances through the Cumberland Valley, or in the Treehouse–where she is living this year!


 Lena Friedman is on of this year’s (’17-’18) SEED student educators. She is a member of the class of 2019, majoring in environmental science and education. Lena became involved in the farm both through classwork and as a volunteer for our education programs. Lena also teaches art, natural history, and a variety of other topics at an experiential education camp during the summer. In her free time, Lena enjoys hiking, crocheting, and reading science fiction.


 Liam is a junior history majory and a prized member of the farm crew. Liam crew up around farms in Massachusetts and returns from studying abroad for his second semester on the college farm. Liam enjoys both the physicality of the 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 epee in hand, practicing with the fencing club.


 Liz is a senior Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies and Spanish double major. She is a west coast transplant to the east, originally from Los Angeles. This is Liz’s first year working on the farm and so far she loves it…especially cuddles from Bella! When she’s not hanging on the farm, Liz is involved in Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, is a HAM with Residence Life, and is a student hearing panelist. Since coming to Dickinson, Liza has been quite the traveler. Studying abroad during both her sophomore and junior springs, Liz has been to Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Spain. Impressed? Us too!


 Max is a junior biology and environmental science double major at Dickinson. He has been working on the farm for nearly two years. Max loves playing in the dirt and spending time outside while making a positive impact on his surroundings. When he’s not at the farm, Max is involved with the Jam Space, the rock wall, Dickinson’s Sustainable Investment Group, WDCV, and the Treehouse special interest housing. Max is happiest when he is making some banana bread in the middle of a board game, while rocking out on the drums, and throwing down in a snowball fight. What a guy!


 Natalie led SEED classes during the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016 and is returning , after a year abroad in South America, to return to the farm. Natalie is a member of the class of 2018 in the environmental studies and Latin american, Latino, and Caribbean studies departments. Outside of class, you can find Natalie trail running with friends, getting her hands dirty at the farm, in the kitchen thinking up new creations, or traveling!


 Nina is a sophomore pursuing a degree in environmental studies with a certificate in food studies. On campus, Nina is a member of the Phonathon effort, the Black Student Union, and a resident of the Social Justice House. Nina grew up in Westchester County, NY where she worked on the farm at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture for several summers. This experience piqued Nina’ s passion for healthy, sustainable, and delicious food. After college, Nina would like to work on food accessibility and providing access to nutrient-rich foods for those without. Nina joins the farm this semester as our Farm, Cook, Eat coordinator and is very excited to teach students at LeTort Elementary School about the importance of and fun that comes along with growing the food we eat.




 Sam is a first year at Dickinson College, hailing from Boiling Springs, PA. When’s he is not working you can find Sam skiing, caf-sitting, or falling of of his longboard. He plans on majoring in archaeology (which is just an excuse for him to play in the dirt) and minoring in Italian.


 Tess is a senior at Dickinson and joins us from Princeton, NJ. She is majoring in environmental science with a concentration in aquatics. When she’s not at the farm, Tess can be found hunkered down in the library working on her senior research, or participating in events for Kappa Kappa Gamma on campus. She is a big fan of any outdoor activity, whether that be kayaking, hiking, or snowboarding. Her week is made when she gets to the nearby lake with friends, where she is truly one with the ducks and fish because of her webbed toes! Tess started working at the farm her sophomore year and immediately fell in love with the warm community, hard work, and genuine people. She thoroughly enjoys every aspect of the farm, but is definitely partial to working with the livestock, feeding the chickens, moving the sheep, and hanging out with the cows–they always brighten her day!