I am a transfer student from Ithaca, New York in my second year at Evergreen. My first year I studied at Sarah Lawrence College, outside NYC. It wasn't my favorite place so I went back home and started working in a Thai restaurant. Over the next two years I became very passionate about food on every level; access, nutritional value, economic components, environmental costs, as well as cooking and eating good fresh food. In many ways, food has acted as a glue in my life; connecting me with family, friends, and myself.
I have focused on a number of different areas at Evergreen including linguistics, writing, and education. I have felt weary about committing to one field of study because I am not convinced that there will be a job at the end of the long haul. Instead I decided to focus on educating myself as an individual, investing into my own intelligence because that is something that cannot be lost or appropriated. I feel a strong drive to understand the human condition at this point in time, as well as historically, so that I might be a part of change. I have a strong faith in people's ability to innovate and work together in a civicly intelligent way.
- Sustainable Agriculture
- Food Access and Quality
- Art for Social Change
Thoughts on Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives that are important to me are:
- Building leadership/facilitation skills
- Developing capacity to do in-depth research
- Participating in a community of learners
- Increased understanding of policy-making
- Useing existing frameworks to build the capacity to develop new ones