Boston AreaGleaners is excited to welcome Fay Strongin and Katherine Murray to the team! Both Interns will be hard at work this season in the office organizing data, writing grants and promoting BAG.
Katherine Murray is a senior at Colby College where she is majoring in Environmental Science with a concentration in Conservation Biology. Katherine is interning during the month of January and hopes to learn about the administrative side of running non-profit organization as well as how to connect local farmers with local initiatives in the city. Since there is not much gleaning in January, Katherine is mainly working in the office on organizing the photos for the webpage and sorting the gleaning data from 2011. At Colby, Katherine enjoys running and is one of the captains of the Colby Ultimate Frisbee team.Fay Strongin is an urban farmer at Sidewalk Ends Farm in Providence, RI, which she co-founded last spring. She grows chemical-free vegetables and cares for five beautiful hens. When she is not farming, you can find her drawing, printmaking, or serving coffee. Now that it is winter, Fay has a little time to spare, and she is happy to join the BAG team as a volunteer researcher and grant writer. Fay is hoping to broaden her understanding of the who, what, when, and where of local food systems and also to gain experience working with non-profits.