Development & Communications Coordinator

Johanna is constantly enraptured by all things food, from the modes of production to the experiences of eating. She has garnered broad experience in the food system from working on small diversified vegetable farms, interning and volunteering with organizations focused on local food resiliency, co-authoring a Food Waste and Reduction Guide for Dane County, and conducting research on food policy. She is currently completing a Masters in Food and Agriculture Law and Policy at Vermont Law School, and is delighted to continue working with FairShare to engage folks in local food consumption.


After graduating from UW-Madison with a degree in Environmental Studies and French, Chelsea moved to France to teach English to French high school students. Now that she has returned to Madison, she is excited to be doing essential work with FairShare in a city that she loves. Chelsea is working as the Routes to Roots Intern, connecting some of her favorite things, being active, equity, and FOOD.

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Program Intern

Partner Shares Program Intern

Hawthorn McCracken is the child of a former dairy farmer and public school teacher. They grew up in East Tennessee and have made Wisconsin their home since 2008. With a background in arts, community education, and organic growing, Hawthorn is passionate about combining technical knowledge and community connections in order to build stronger food systems and more diverse and equitable rural communities. They are interested in perennial crops, foraging, creating queer rural spaces, and integrating art and self-care into farm practices. In addition to their work in communications for various farming organizations, Hawthorn also serves on the boards of Madison Mycological Society and the local South Central Chapter of Wisconsin Farmers Union.