We have a whole new crop of staff and interns joining the Nourishing the Planet team this spring. Today, meet Marissa Dwyer.
Marissa is currently studying at the London School of Economics for an MSc in Urbanisation & Development. She is particularly interested in urban agriculture and sustainable initiatives in cities. She especially enjoys shopping for seasonal produce at Borough Market.
A Philadelphia native (and sports team enthusiast), she completed her BA in International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania. It was during her time at Penn, while volunteering on a farm in Costa Rica over break, that she developed a passion for food. Following this experience she decided to get involved in environmental issues around the city. She completed coursework on Philadelphia’s sustainability initiatives incorporated in the Greenworks plan, with a particular focus on efforts to start up farmers’ markets in neighborhoods designated as food deserts. She’s thrilled to be working with the Nourishing the Planet team this winter.
When she’s not experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, she can usually be found playing ice hockey, brushing up on her scrabble skills, or indulging in afternoon tea.