People

Erin Reid

May 28th, 2014 | By

Hello! My name is Erin Reid and I’m a sophomore from the San Francisco Bay Area. I’m a Sociology major with minors in Education Studies and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, and I love learning about how social systems impact our understandings of what environmentalism and food sustainability are or should be. I’m excited to learn how to preserve different foods, as I’m sure this will be a handy tool to have in my toolkit for the rest of my life. FoodWorks 2014 WAHOO!



Emily Bogin

May 28th, 2014 | By

Emily Bogin hails from Marin County, California. She is a rising Junior, and majors in Philosophy. Emily loves food systems and culinary histories, and is looking forward to learning about and archiving the Vermont foodscape this summer.



Elizabeth Oyler

May 28th, 2014 | By

Lily (2015.5) is an English and Art History double major from Bethesda, Maryland who worked on a goat farm in France this spring and couldn’t imagine spending the summer without a goat or two.  She is incredibly excited to meet and work with members of the local agricultural and food educative communities, to reach a fuller understanding of the word “sustainable” and particularly its application to meat production and consumption, and to spend the season in our beautiful green mountain state.



Eliza Margolin

May 28th, 2014 | By

Eliza is a rising senior feb (‘15.5) pursuing a major in Architecture & the Environment. She grew up in Somerville, MA, a city that has embraced local food, urban farming, and (especially) school gardens with open arms. She is looking forward to a summer of eating fresh food, enjoying good company, and getting plenty of dirt under her fingernails.



Ben Harris

May 28th, 2014 | By

Although he hails from Hanover, New Hampshire, Ben betrays his true allegiance when he begins each day with a shot of pure Vermont maple syrup in his coffee. A rising junior and environmental studies major at Middlebury, he will be working with Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) this summer as the inaugural Food and Farm Initiative intern. Ben looks forward to the challenge of creating compelling written and cinematic narratives about Vermont’s food system, which he hopes will help to publicize VCF’s mission. An unabashed foodie  […]



Anna Flinchbaugh

May 28th, 2014 | By

  Originally hailing from the great state of Texas, Anna graduated this may with a joint degree in Environmental Studies and Sociology/Anthropology. Despite the accusations of cannibalism that it inexplicably inspires, she still feels that the “Love People. Cook them tasty food” bumper sticker on her computer does a pretty good job at summing up her motivation for getting involved with FoodWorks. Anna spends a lot of time making things and is very much hoping to make friends with all of you this summer!    […]



Alison Surdoval

May 28th, 2014 | By

Ali Surdoval is a rising sophomore from the Garden State working on the college’s organic farm this summer. Having no previous farming experience, she is curious about the journey made by vegetables, from dirt to belly. Ali hopes to be exposed to new ideas and perspectives regarding food (and life) this summer. Her favorite veggie is beets.



Jessica Chen

May 28th, 2014 | By

Jessica Chen is a rising sophomore from Westchester, New York. She’s majoring in Environmental Economics, and working as a policy intern for the Local Food Association this summer. She’s looking forward to experiencing the music and restaurant scene in Louisvillle!



Sophie Vaughan

May 28th, 2014 | By

Sophie Vaughan hails from Oakland, CA, and just finished her first fabulous year at Middlebury College where she hopes to major in Environmental Studies and has become a passionate member of the Socially Responsible Investment Club. She is excited to explore Louisville and deepen her understanding of the food system and its relationship to other systems (socioeconomic, financial, governmental) of which it is inextricably tied. This summer Sophie is ecstatic to join the innovative organization New Roots in improving the accessibility of local foods to  […]



Sage Taber

May 28th, 2014 | By

Hi my name is Sage Taber and I come from Seattle, Washington. I’m a sophomore at Middlebury College and am majoring in Environmental Studies with a focus in environmental policy. I am so excited for FoodWorks this summer and can’t wait to work with chefs and farmers at Creation Gardens!