Born and raised in the Chesapeake Bay region, I grew up planting bay grasses, canoeing on the South River, and eating my way through my parents’ fruit and vegetable garden. During college, I joined a national movement of young people fighting for climate justice and fossil fuel divestment, and found that my interest in environmentalism was also an interest in justice and positive peace. I was active in the local food justice community, and began to learn how powerful plants can be in social movements. After graduating from Tufts University with a BA in Peace and Justice Studies, I spent a year in an Environmental Organizing Training program, working to build grassroots environmental advocacy across country. After a thrilling five year sprint in the Hospitality industry, Furbish has helped bring me back to my roots, both literal and metaphorical. Outside of work you can find me cooking and dining beyond my means, hiking Maryland’s beautiful trails, obsessively reading and listening to NPR, and writing letters to friends near and far on handmade paper.
Bee colonies are democratic societies; they make collective decisions by voting!
Parmesan cheese, lemons, butter
A terribly good pun