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Manny Encarnacion


 
Youth Development Specialist - Root Crew
781-346-6726 x57
[email protected]

 

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Sarah Wiggins


Events & Volunteer Coordinator
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781-259-8621 x54

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Charline Xu


FoodCorps Service Member

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Rae Axner


Rae Axner
Social Capital Inc. (SCI) AmeriCorps Volunteer Outreach Coordinator
781-996-1044
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Rae came to The Food Project to work with Seed Crew in the summer of 2016 as a Program Associate. She currently serves as a Social Capital Inc. (SCI) AmeriCorps Volunteer Outreach Coordinator and she additionally provides support for Dirt Crew and Root Crew. Rae graduated from Tufts in 2014 with a BA in Community Health and American Studies. Prior to joining The Food Project, Rae worked in housing advocacy, workers’ rights organizing, farming, youth leadership, and coffee. Rae believes in the power of young people and their central role in fighting for environmental justice and collective liberation. Outside of work, Rae grows vegetables in her small Somerville front yard, cooks garlic-heavy meals with her roommates, seeks out lakes and beaches, and laughs as much as possible.
 

Amanda Chin


Marketing and Communications Associate and Graphic Designer
781-259-8621 x26
[email protected]

Amanda started at The Food Project in 2009 as a youth for two summers and and came back in 2015 as the Massachusetts Fellow for FoodCorps. She has a B.A. from the University of Vermont in Environmental Studies and a minor in Food Systems. Amanda cares a lot about forwarding justice and believes in a multidirectional approach. When not at work, she is probably crafting, cooking, or on an outdoor adventure. 

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Elie Simmons

Massachusetts Promise Fellow - Youth Development Specialist

Elie is currently serving in Americorps through the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship as the Root Crew Supervisor on the North Shore. He originally joined The Food Project as a member of Greater Boston's Seed Crew in 2007. Elie fell in love with The Food Project's culture and safe space and yearned to connect with the land at any given chance. He went on to take part in Dirt and Root Crews during high school, and returned in 2012 as a Crew Leader. Elie is currently working on finding a way to continue school for Audio Production while cultivating his passion for LGBTQ mentorship. When not at work, Elie pursues his passion for baking with fruit, and cooking with a variety of vegetables & spices.

Angela Klempner

Angela Klempner
Angela Klempner
Lincoln CSA Manager & Volunteer Coordinator

781-996-8562

aklempner@thefoodproject.org

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