A self-proclaimed foodie, Erika joined her first CSA in 2006 while living in Berkeley, Calif. She returned to her native Wisconsin to pursue her interests in sustainable agriculture and food policy while completing her Master’s degree through the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW Madison. She is a committed advocate for creating a sustainable and just local food system and is excited to be part of this movement in her role with FairShare. Her other passions include cooking, eating, food preservation and craft beer.
Carrie adores eating fresh, local & organic produce throughout the year via CSA. She has been involved in food systems in a variety of ways, from working on statewide farm-to-school initiatives at the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems to working as a farmhand at Crossroads Community Farm to teaching sustainable agriculture to undergrads in Thailand. She is loving applying her Masters degrees in Public Health and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to her daily work at Fairshare.
Claire has worked in the Madison food system as a certified organic vegetable farmer, retail produce buyer, and home gardener since 1993. Her most recent experience was as the Farm Director for Community GroundWorks and Troy Community Farm where she worked for 12 years growing organic vegetables for 150 CSA members, farmers market, and local grocery stores on a 5-acre urban farm. She is especially interested in working with small-scale producers to build productive and sustainable farm businesses that are the foundation of the local food system. Claire’s position is shared between FairShare and UW Extension Dane County.
Sami Head is our Partner Shares intern for 2017-2018 school year. She has relocated from the US’s personal basement, Florida, to earn her Masters in Social Work at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She will be processing applications and conducting community outreach to promote and expand the Partner Shares program as well as identifying ways we can break down barriers to entry for more folks to enjoy CSA. She is excited to live in a place with fresh, local bounty and lots of cheese.
Liz Schnee is a Senior at University of Wisconsin-Madison and will be working on our Partner Shares program, supporting program applicants and serving Fairshare’s mission of increasing access to healthy food. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in food systems and obesity prevention. On campus, Liz is also an intern for Slow Food-UW, a member of a dance performance club, and has spent semesters in both Washington DC and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Johanna is excited to be part of FairShare’s team as a Communications Intern and looks forward to promoting its mission of connecting local farmers with consumers. Most recently she was an Apprentice at Troy Farm, a 5-acre CSA farm on Madison’s Northside, and an intern at REAP Food Group. She is constantly looking for ways to get involved with the Madison food communities, reduce food waste, and eat locally and deliciously.
Saida is interning with FairShare for the 2017-2018 school year, while earning a graduate degree from the Environment and Resources program at the Nelson Institute at UW-Madison. She is interested in food systems, environmental justice and strengthening the community. Saida will be working on FairShare’s Film Festival, donor database, and farmer database, and will be translating documents into Spanish. She is very excited to be part of Coalition and to learn about the movement here in Wisconsin.