We have a whole new crop of interns joining the Nourishing the Planet team this summer. Today, meet Charlotte Litjens.
Charlotte received her Masters Degree in Community, Food and Agriculture from Michigan State University in 2009. While there, she studied Detroit’s movements for a healthier, more locally-based food system and worked as a research assistant on a national urban agriculture and healthy food access initiative.
For her undergraduate, Charlotte attended Warren Wilson College, a small work school with a working organic farm in Western North Carolina. Her experience also includes a tour of sustainable aquaculture and agriculture in Chile, a farm internship, and creating public health and green space programs for a small appalachian municipality.
Charlotte lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she is involved in a number of local food system projects. She just returned from a sailing trip to the Carribean where she learned about ocean ecology while snorkeling and fishing. When she is not sailing, Charlotte enjoys growing and processing fruits and vegetables, crafting inventive foods and beverages, bicycling, volunteering at heirloom orchards, sewing, and playing the drums.
In her time with the Nourishing the Planet team, Charlotte hopes to branch out from domestic agri-food work, and become inspired by innovations in worldwide agriculture and global foodways.
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