Yesterday, all of you had the pleasure of “meeting” Charlotte, an intern with us through the Nutrition/Dietetics program with an interest in disease prevention and fostering nutritionally sound lifestyles. Today, we are pleased for everyone to be introduced to Jess, who comes at food and health from a somewhat different vantage point.
My name is Jess Kowalski and I’m one of the new interns at Seacoast Eat Local! I’m a senior at UNH working towards a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability with a specialization in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems as well as minors in Education and Art. In addition to this internship and school I’m also an apprentice for Kit Cornell, a local pottery artist in Exeter, NH.
In my spare time you could probably find me making snacks and dancing with friends, taking pictures with film, climbing, going on adventures, or creating things from random finds. This semester I’m joining the climbing team at UNH (the first sports team I’ve joined since 3rd grade…) and this summer I hope to hike the Long Trail in Vermont!
Hailing from the Seacoast area (woo Portsmouth!), I’ve been fortunate enough to work for Abby Wiggin at Wake Robin Farm for the last four summers. Working for Abby is what really spiked my interest in where our food comes from and the food system itself. Eventually I hope to combine all of my studies and interests by working with a Farm-To-School program that includes an art component, by educating the community about food waste (and waste in general), and by living minimally, simply, and fully!