We have a whole new crop of interns joining the Nourishing the Planet team this summer. Today, meet Caitlin Aylward.
Caitlin is a rising senior at Wesleyan University, majoring in the College of Social Studies, a multidisciplinary program that includes history, government, economics, and philosophy. At Wesleyan, Caitlin organized a speaker series of authors and food justice activists in addition to serving as the House Manager for Wesleyan’s Farm House, a community of individuals interested in raising awareness about sustainable food practices. She also participates in the Middletown chapter of Food not Bombs.
Her passion for food policy has led Caitlin to intern with her local farmers’ market, the Experience Food Project (a grass-roots organization aimed to improve Seattle-area school lunches), and the Community Food Security Coalition in Portland Oregon. Caitlin is a self-proclaimed farmers market junkie, and enjoys cooking (and eating) in her spare time. As a native of the Pacific Northwest, she also embraces the rain and is an avid coffee drinker.
With her interest in food justice and policy, Caitlin is excited to research and learn more about food sustainability issues this summer with the Nourishing the Planet team.
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