Here are some of the 25 Sustainable Food and Farming students who will graduate in the spring of 2014. We will miss them!
Below are some links to a few of the women and men who have graduated in the recent past. If you know of any other former students who have either taken classes with John Gerber or received a degree in Sustainable Food and Farming or a related field at UMass, please let us know in the Comments box below.
UMass Sustainable Food and Farming Alumni (in no particular order)
Elisheva Neffinger is working in Dr. Rich’s Medical Zoology lab at UMass studying ticks
Natan Theise is traveling in Europe after spending his last college semester in Israel.
Val Stone just graduated and is applying for jobs!
Margot Wise is Culinary Herbalist at Rainbow Natural Remedies in Seattle.
Jacob Harness is working at Florence Pizza.
Anna Gibson is an illustrator for the Physics Department at UMass.
Morgan Dugan is back on Nantucket.
Thayer Dugan is a shopkeeper at ETSY.
Frank Dixon is a digital designer in Sturbridge, MA.
Alexandra Whaley is Enrollment Coordinator at Su Escuela Language Academy in North Hingham, MA
Mike Gula is working at Whole Foods in Hadley.
Becca Drew is working at Apex Orchard.
Liz LaBrocca is Administrative & Communications Coordinator for the Career Options Resource Center at Hampshire College.
Julianne Scott is in medical school at the University of New England School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Corey Lynch is attending graduate school at UMass in Environmental Conservation.
Sam Billings is project manager at Treetops Permaculture in Stamford, CT.
Sarah Berquist is a graduate student at UMass working on a degree in Agricultural Education and is also teaching for the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
Adam Dole works at White Oaks Farm in Belchertown, MA raising local grain.
Elizabeth van der Els is working at the YMCA Camp in Woodstock, CT.
Tom Geras is working for the Eritrian Minstry of Agriculture co-managing the country’s first efforts to produce culinary and medicinal mushrooms
Andy Berg is back in graduate school at UMass studying Plant and Soil Sciences.
Ben Sprague is Field Energy Consultant with Solar City and looking to start his own farm soon.
Ben Shields started his own farm, In Good Heart Farm, in Clayton, NC.
Carmella Guiol is applying to graduate schools.
Andrew Rebello is working for a concrete company and helping to a new ecovillage get started in farming.
Coree Rachel is teaching school in Los Angeles, CA.
Emma Tobin is the Gardener at Beach Plum Inn in Menemsha, MA.
Liam Sullivan is the farm manager at Northfield Mt. Hermon School.
Gwendolyn Bird is teaching school in Amherst, MA.
James Highsmith is CEO and Founder of Watts Software Company in San Francisco, CA.
Jennifer Kehoe works at Rural Cap in Anchorage, Alaska.
Maria Topitzer manages Lyonsville Valley Farm in Colrain, MA.
Justin Cifello is the Field Manager at Bay End Farm in Buzzards Bay, MA.
Tom Trepanier is Farm Site Manager at Nuestras Raices in Holyoke, MA
Brian Eaton is working at the Kitchen Garden in Sunderland, MA
Moshe Arazi is living and working in Jerusalem, Israel.
Patrick Seaman is living in Katmandu, Nepal.
Seth Mansur is teaching the 6th grade and has started his own internet business in Grafton, MA.
Julie Viera is working as an administrative assistant in NY City.
Dan Finkelstein is working at Old Friends Farm.
Jason Silverman is working with the UMass Student Farm.
Adie Newbold is working in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Tany Horgan is Development Director for a firm in San Francisco, CA.
Rose Boyko works at Center for Education Policy Advocacy (CEPA) and is farming at The Kitchen Garden in Sunderland, MA.
Lauren Crigler works at the High Horse, in Amherst, MA.
Liz Altieri just got engaged and finished her yoga teaching training in Asheville, NC!
Steve Zych is working on a ranch in Colorado.
Ashley Barrett teaches Zumba at Life Works Studio in Great Barrington, MA.
Megan Whiteford is working as a floral designer at Dirt Floral Design.
Max Carbone is moving to Hawaii to farm after graduation.
Brooke Dillon just graduated from UMass!
Eric Wheeler is living in Melbourne, Australia and plans to travel through Asia before returning to Massachusetts.
Katie Houghton is working at Morning Glory Farm.