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Madison Beehler


 

 

 

 

 

Operations Specialist

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Em Jimenez


Em Jimenez
FoodCorps Service Member
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617-373-0219

Emily ("Em") Jimenez joined The Food Project in the summer of 2017 as a FoodCorps service member based in Boston. Prior to FoodCorps, she served with City Year at the John Winthrop Elementary school, which is one of the schools she will be teaching at with FoodCorps. Em is excited to be working with second and third graders. Em recently graduated from Boston Public School high school in Roxbury. Following her time with FoodCorps, she plans to pursue a degree in nursing with a specialization in pediatrics. When not in the office, Em is probably dancing or singing. 

Emely Y. Cabrera Soto


Emely Y. Cabrera Soto
FoodCorps Service Member
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401-556-5969

Emely Y. Cabrera Soto, was born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and immigrated to Providence, Rhode Island at the age of 10. Emely identifies as an Afro-Latinx individual with roots in Africa, Europe, and D.R. She recently graduated with a degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Guilford College where she was strongly motivated by community and food justice. In the future, Emely hopes to become an elementary special needs educator, which is what brought her to FoodCorps. She is excited to be able to combine her passions for teaching along with food and social justice. Emely hopes to give students a different perspective on veggies that they aren't used to eating and to introduce them to different cooking techniques.

Miranda Lachman


Miranda Lachman
FoodCorps Service Member
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(917) 558-0815

Miranda joins The Food Project as a FoodCorps service member in Lynn for the 2017-2018 academic year. She is a recent graduate of Dickinson College where she received her degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Public Health. While attending Dickinson, she worked for the college farm teaching an after-school class on farming and cooking at a local elementary school, as well as doing general farm work. Miranda is passionate about teaching children where their food comes from and helping them cultivate a connection to the natural world. She is excited to spend her year of service teaching Lynn's elementary school students about soil science and compost. In her free time Miranda enjoys knitting, taste testing hot sauces, and making homemade pasta.

Olivia Boggiano-Peterson


Olivia Boggiano-Peterson
Volunteer Outreach Coordinator
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781-346-6726 x90

Olivia is serving at The Food Project as the Social Capital Inc. (SCI) AmeriCorps member for 2017-2018. She is a recent graduate of Dickinson College with a degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in French. Olivia’s past experience includes working for the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring in Carlisle, PA, where she helped to increase community participation in addressing stormwater pollution through citizen science. She is excited to serve as a Volunteer Outreach Coordinator for The Food Project on the North Shore and is looking forward to getting to know the Lynn community!

Yun-Yun S. Li


Organizational Learning Fellow

781-259-8621 x71

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Yun-Yun joined The Food Project in July 2017 as the Organizational Learning High Meadows Fellow focused on supporting evaluation of the youth learning and community gardening experience. She brings her passion for learning about agricultural models around the world, her concern for ecological and social justice, and her interest in both transformative and experiential learning to her position at The Food Project. Yun-Yun recently graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a certificate in Ethnographic Studies. In addition to her love of climbing rocks and making music, she has discovered—to the despair of her housemates—a new passion for making pungent fermented CSA veggies. 

Miriam Stason


Beverly and Wenham Farm Manager

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781-346-6726 x51

 

Miriam rejoins The Food Project team after a four-year absence from our Lincoln farm, where she worked for 9 years in various roles—including as a grower and CSA manager. Miriam started her farming career with The Food Project after graduating from Middlebury College. Since then she has worked with several farming businesses and non-profit organizations throughout New England. She loves the vision on The Food Project and is thrilled to return this season as a grower on the Beverly and Wenham land.

Mukaji Diazabakana


Mukaji Diazabakana joined The Food Project in 2017 as the grower's assistant on our Dudley farms. She has a BA in Black Studies from Temple University and is a recent graduated of the Urban Farming Institute's farmer training program. Additionally, Mukaji has a background in community organizing and worked on urban agricultural projects in Atlanta and Philadelphia before returning to Boston in 2013. In her free time, she loves to read, cook good organic food, and bake with her nieces and nephews. 

O. Dami Dada

 
Administrator - Youth Crews, Evaluation & Training
781-259-8621 X23 (Office)
781-479-9677 (Mobile)
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Dami is currently Administrator—Youth Crews, Training and Evaluation. He has held several positions with The Food Project—starting in 2010 with Seed Crew and Dirt Crew. Following his graduation from UMass Lowell with a B.S. in Public Health, Dami returned to The Food Project to work as a crew leader and farmers market consultant. As a Nigerian immigrant who enjoyed helping out as a kid on his grandfather’s farm, Dami has found The Food Project to be a great place to be part of a community and stay connected to his agricultural roots. When not at work, Dami enjoys playing soccer with Lynn United F.C., hiking, and going on outdoor adventures.

Angel Araiza


Youth Development Specialist

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617-442-1322 x55

Angel joined The Food Project during the summer of 2016 as a Seed Crew Leader. Prior to his work with The Food Project, he served as an AmeriCorps member and as a math tutor at Match Middle School in Boston. While working as a math tutor, Angel discovered a passion for engaging with young people that he brings to our organization. He holds a master’s degree in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economics and has a B.A. in Sociology from Princeton University, with minors in African American studies, Judaic studies, and Gender and Sexuality studies. Outside of the farm and office, Angel is a part of the CrossFit community and juggles reading three to four books at a time.

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