I am a world traveler having lived most of my youth in Uganda, East Africa, before moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan to get my undergrad in Theater. After graduating, I joined the Lutheran Volunteer Corps and served a year in Omaha, Nebraska at a homeless prevention agency where I managed a food pantry. This ignited a stronger passion for food justice issues already combined with an interest in gardening and urban farming. I moved to Nashville in 2014 to stay in Nashville Greenlands, a community dedicated to social justice and urban homesteading. I then did a year of AmeriCorps VISTA with Hands on Nashville as the youth coordinator for their Urban Farm program.
Now I work with Nashville Foodscapes to continue learning and practicing more about practical implications of permaculture. I hope to keep studying and experimenting with mycology, edibles and herbalism, and working against food insecurity, especially for marginalized members of our community. When not in a garden or thinking about food justice, I’m probably brewing mead, engaging with current civil rights demonstrations, taking photos, or biking anywhere and everywhere.