We are pleased to be hosting our fifth fellow from Tufts University this summer. Anna will be joining the team for the next ten weeks, helping to operate our soon-to-be 18 weekly Mobile Market stops and conducting program evaluation.
What are you most excited about for this Fellowship?
I am most excited about sharing my passion for healthy food with the communities the Mobile Market serves. I can’t wait to learn more about the neighborhoods, and to see how the Mobile Market can most effectively serve them.
What experiences have prepared you for this position?
I grew up in town in Maine densely populated with farms and agriculture. Farming is in my blood! As a community health major at Tufts University, I feel I have a solid academic understanding of disparities in health outcomes due to unequal access to food. I am excited to put my classroom-based knowledge into action! Additionally, I work to alleviate some of the barriers to food access in Boston’s neighborhoods, including helping to improve transportation, and increasing knowledge about healthy cooking. I hope to bring these experiences with me to Arcadia.
If you were a vegetable, what would you be?
I would be rainbow chard, because I’m resilient, hearty, and colorful!
Which season has the best produce, and why?
Spring! Fiddleheads and snap peas and rhubarb! All fleeting, so you have to act fast.