Jessi is a second year graduate student working towards a masters in agricultural education with an emphasis on sustainable food production. She provides Mizzou students with service-learning opportunities in sustainability-related positions in the Columbia community, like PedNet’s Walking School Bus. Jessi also helps to oversee SPROUT, a peer education program for students who wish to learn about various sustainability topics and teach other students about these topics.
After getting her Masters, Jessi would like to work at an extension or non-profit agency. Jessi’s hobbies include crocheting, nurturing her herb garden and tending to dairy goats and the world’s cutest donkey.
Emmie is a junior studying anthropology. She works on all things bike-related and is also the Environmental Leadership Office historian. She co-coordinates the Bike Resource Center and keeps our files, documents, and projects neatly organized.
Emmie hopes to find a way to incorporate her academic interest in anthropology with her love of sustainability and social justice through work in applied anthropology that benefits both human communities and the environment. That, and a lot more school! She fills her free time with vegan baking, yoga, knitting and experimental cooking.
Jessica is a junior studying sustainable agriculture. She is currently in training to be our office’s new “food guru” where she will address food issues on campus and strive to make a more sustainable food system here. She presently is learning how to farm with Tigers for Community Agriculture where she is growing some food that will be sold to campus dining and some also donated to the new Tiger Pantry.
Jessica’s dream is to someday help set up sustainable, self-sufficient community food systems across Missouri and teach people how to live less wastefully. She also hopes to attain some land where she can do some sustainable farming herself. In her free time she enjoys listening to NPR and KOPN talk shows, playing the violin, and improving her cooking.