Madeline is an Environmental Studies a major at UVM from Raleigh, North Carolina. Within her major, she is concentrating in Environmental and Human Health specifically concerning the subsequent health disparities resulting from environmental injustices. Madeline loves being outside, biking, art, and cannot wait to spend this summer at the Intervale.
Gleaning & Food Rescue
Anna is our newest field gleaning leader! She is a Burlington native currently earning her degree in environmental studies in the Rubenstein school at UVM. She enjoys skiing, hiking, canoeing and dogs. Anna is also excited to get her hands dirty out in the fields this summer while doing her part to increase access to healthy local food for her neighbors.
Gleaning & Food Rescue
Chelsea has recently returned to Vermont after an almost ten year hiatus. She spent those years traveling to all corners of the country, studying health science and learning about different agriculture practices. Combine this with a extensive history in the food service industry and you get a person with a passion for real food and the desire to share that with others. When she's not out exploring the woods with her dog you can find her in the kitchen listening to Prince and cooking with friends.
Gleaning & Food Rescue
My name is Heather Purchase, I am a junior at the University of Vermont majoring in Public Communications and minoring in Food Systems. I am one of the Fair Share Pickup and Distribution leaders here at the Intervale, where I will be assisting in the weekly distribution and execution of the Fair Share Program. I was drawn to the Intervale because of their drive to educate people about the importance of strengthening community food systems. I hope to someday pursue a career where I can advocate for the importance of healthy, sustainable, and wholesome foods and how it can help yourself, your relationships, and your environment. When I’m not working with the Fair Share Program, you can find me at the Shelburne Farms farm cart, biking around Burlington, chefing up some food, or spending time with friends.
Eleanor is helping to coordinate the Summervale event series, as well as working in the Food Hub and with the Gleaning and Fair Share Teams. She is currently studying Environmental Studies and Mathematics at Williams College, where she leads a food recovery program that assists food insecure community members. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and reading in coffee shops.
McKenna is the 2017 Music Intern for Summervale, a role that involves coordinating, promoting and supporting Summervale’s musicians. As a former intern with the Intervale Food Hub, she wanted to continue her involvement with the Intervale Center. She is currently a student at the University of Vermont, where she is studying Environmental Studies, with minors in Food Systems and Community and International Development. McKenna believes that connecting communities to their food system is tremendously important, and being able to bring people together to celebrate local food and enjoy live music presents a powerful opportunity to endorse the Intervale Center’s mission. A radio DJ for WRUV and a musician herself, she looks forward to engaging with the Burlington community through her love of music, community events, and local food. In her free time she enjoys cooking, playing outside, and making art.
My name is Owen Dumais and I’m originally from Simsbury Connecticut I am senior at UVM, where I study Forestry and Ecological Agriculture. I’m excited to be the propagation methods perennial intern at the Intervale Conservation Nursery this summer!
Eliza is a summer intern at the Food Hub, helping cook the weekly Meal Plans and writing the About Our Food series. She is originally from East Montpelier and is currently studying at Colorado College. Her favorite veggies are carrots & spicy radishes!
My name is Carrie Putscher, and I am a graduate student pursuing a Masters in Sustainable Food Systems at UVM. I grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, then went to undergrad at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, where I majored in Environmental Studies. My interests lie in learning more about how our food system currently works and what we can do to change it for the better. I've had experience working at a variety of local food-related jobs, including on organic farms and at a local/natural foods grocery store, and I'm excited to add interning at a food hub to the list!
My name is Anna Herman and I’m a Food Systems major at the University of Vermont! This summer I’m working as an Intervale Food Hub Intern. Some of my interests include running, food, and photography!