Meet our talented and dedicated team of interns who will support our BOB Bus, summer camp, early childhood and community based programming this summer. Left to right, starting at the top:
After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, Gilly moved to Montana to serve for the AmeriCorps. Growing up as a Georgia peach, she was far from home yet excited to explore a new side of the country. In Hardin, Montana, Gilly served as a No Kid Hungry VISTA for the Prevention Resource Center. During her service year, she became passionate about nutrition and decided to return to school to further her education. She is currently studying dietetics at Montana State University in pursuit to become a registered dietitian. Gilly is passionate about nutrition education, and therefore, this summer internship aligns well with her values. Throughout this summer, she will be teaching BOB lessons and teaching summer camp activities. She is looking forward to this summer and everything that there is to learn with getting one’s hands in the soil!
Kirsten is currently studying Dietetics and Spanish at Montana State University. She grew up in Boise, Idaho and that is where she developed her love for the outdoors. Kirsten enjoys experiencing the world through different foods. To her, gardening is an art that everyone should have the opportunity to explore. She will be interning at the Quail Hollow Preschool for the summer and teaching the children about gardening. Kirsten is constantly learning with the students and showing them that food comes from the ground not the grocery store. She is excited to get her hands dirty and grow some yummy food with the kids!
Zoe is a Montana State University student in her senior year, working towards getting her undergraduate degree in Agricultural Leadership. Zoe comes from a family farming background from Fresno, California. Zoe became fascinated with food systems and agriculture after working on her family farm. She hopes to continue the family tradition and move back home to help grow more delicious fruit. In her spare time, Zoe loves to taker her dog on hikes around Bozeman and take in the beautiful scenery. In the wintertime, Zoe is an avid downhill skier, and when she’s not doing that, she loves to cross country ski. Whenever she is home, she loves to spend time with her family and her two baby nieces. With her love for agriculture, Zoe hopes to help people better understand where their food comes from and how it is grown. She believes it is important for society to know where their food comes from and to support their local agriculture.
Julia a senior at MSU. She is studying dietetics and hopes to be an RD someday. She grew up in Seattle, WA with a good foundation of nutrition but lacked an understanding beyond buying food from the grocery store that is ‘healthy’. However, Julia recently learned about how intimately the relationship between eating for physical health and environment health, works together. She is so excited to be able to take this new found passion and communicate these values to a young audience. Julia believes that developing Food Literacy at a young age is ideal; and is very grateful and hope to be making a small impact.
Zoey was a GVF2S Family Cooking Night Instructor and is now a summer education as well as a Dietetics student at MSU. Zoey is excited to dig in the gardens with kids this summer and our summer camps and share her excitement for growing food!
We’re so glad to have you all on our team!