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Alex Ode


Lincoln Grower's Assistant/CSA Manager 

781-996-8562

Ode joined The Food Project in 2018 as a Grower’s Assistant for the Lincoln farm and CSA Manager for the Boston region. She is graduate of The University of Oregon, where she studied Environmental Studies with a focus on Sustainable Agriculture and Ecological Restoration. Her thirst for knowledge and love for getting her hands dirty can be seen in the variety of farming experience she possesses from working as a Farm Manager at an Organic vegetable farm, interning at a goat dairy, farming with draft horses and leading a school garden program, among other experiences. In her free time, Ode continues her passion for the outdoors through playing ultimate frisbee, where she has won national championships and competed as a representative of the USA at a world tournament. 

Hannah Ladesic


Marketing & Communications Associate & Graphic Designer

781-259-8621 x26
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Hannah joined The Food Project in March of 2018 as our Marketing & Communications Associate & Graphic Designer. Prior to joining The Food Project, Hannah held design and communications roles at the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, the Office of Health Promotion at Boston College, and ran her business as a freelance designer. Hannah is a 2018 graduate of Boston College, where she obtained her B.A. in Communications. In her spare time, you can find Hannah visiting farmers markets and craft fairs around New England, or engaging in creative pursuits including calligraphy, baking, designing greeting cards, and more.

Keely Curliss


Youth Development Specialist

Root Crew, Greater Boston

617-804-6549

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Em Jimenez


Em Jimenez
FoodCorps Service Member
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
(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
[email protected]
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. 

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