Ashley’s Post: Starting the Summer with SEL

Editor’s Note: Ashley, we are so excited and feel lucky to have you with us this summer! We learn a lot from our interns and know that you will have your own wonderful skill set to bring to the table (or market, as it may be!). 

solarfestHi, my name’s Ashley and I will be interning at Seacoast Eat Local this summer! I am excited to be working with the organization to help bring access of fresh foods to those who may not otherwise be able to get them, as well as having the chance to meet and get to know local farmers (and hopefully learn a thing or two!).

I am a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire (yay!) with a degree in Nutrition: Dietetic Technology. I have had the pleasure of having practical experience during my time at UNH, including interning at Cornucopia Food Pantry, NH Food Bank: Cooking Matters, as well as working on a project for the NH Farm to School Program. I plan to return to school in the future for Sustainable Agriculture, and hope to continue working in a similar environment. Integrating agriculture and nutrition is a vital way to achieve optimal health as well as a way to decrease the prevalence of food insecurity within our communities, and doing so has become a passion of mine.

Along with interning at SEL, I work as a Clinical Diet Tech at a local rehab hospital and at a restaurant close to my house. In my spare time I enjoy spending my time hiking, climbing, kayaking, reading, as well as various forms of art.

I look forward to meeting you all and spending the summer with you at the Dover and Exeter Farmer’s Markets!

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