Here are some of the 25 Sustainable Food and Farming students who graduated in the spring of 2016. 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)
Hannah Helfner is working at the Lavender Hill Farm near Seattle, WA.
Rachel Moriarty is working for the Schumacher Center for a New Economics in Great Barrington, MA.
Jeff Intinarelli moved to Philadelphia, PA after graduation.
Max Traunstein is working at the Kitchen Garden Farm in Sunderland, MA.
Mike Vilcans is living in Carlisle, MA and self-employed.
Colter Johnson is working as ranch hand and hunting guide at Live Oak Ranch in Uvalde, TX.
Wilmot Lewis is developing a greenhouse vegetable project in Hadley, MA.
Bryana Malloy works at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics in Great Barrington, MA.
Duncan Fuchise is serving with Americorps St Louis in St Louis, MO working on disaster response and public land management and conservation.
John Slavkovsky is a supervisor at the technical support desk in the UMass Library Learning Commons
Ian Back is a spiritual farmer at the UMass Spiritual Ecology and Regenerative Systems Project in Amherst, MA.
Jen Grue is living in Bellerica, MA.
Kailey Burke is working on a greenhouse and aquculture project in Newburyport, MA.
Kyle Vahjen is botanist and sustainability consultant at Brookstone Company, Danbury, CT
Ellie Figueroa is teaching at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts School in South Hadley, MA.
Breanna Murphy is working at Red Pony Farm in Westminster, MA.
Anna Gibson is Sales Manager at Vivint Solar in Chicopee.
Liz Garofalo is going to graduate school at UMass.
Kat Selberg is sailing.
Derek Silva is working for an aquaculture firm in Cambridge, MA.
Ruth Bruno is a professional dancer in MAK Dance Company in Brooklyn, NY.
Elisheva Neffinger is attending graduate school at the University of Bridgeport.
Amanda Blomberg is the Manager at Weymouth, MA Food Pantry.
Natan Theise is living in Amherst and working at the Henion Bakery.
Val Stone is working at Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm in Mills, MA.
Margot Wise is Culinary Herbalist at Rainbow Natural Remedies in Seattle.
Jacob Harness is now living in Vineyard Haven, MA.
Steven Cognac is at the Midwest Biodiversity Institute working as a Wetland Field Technician on the National Wetland Condition Assessment.
Rebecca Larris is in Chiropratic School on the west coast.
Aimee Wood is teaching 3rd and 4th grade at Aspen Community School in Woody Creek, CO.
Nell Finnigan is starting Ironwood Farm, a horse-powered farm in Albion, ME.
Morgan Dugan is back on Nantucket.
Liana Sweeney is Office Manager at Threefold Integrative Medicine in El Sobrante, CA.
Maggie Luther is a naturopathic doctor, owner and CEO of Your Wellness Expert.
Paige McFarland is working for the Landscaping Department at UMass.
Thayer Dugan is a shopkeeper at ETSY and working for a shop on Nantucket.
Frank Dixon is a Web Developer in Farmington, CT.
Alexandra Whaley is Director of Admissions at Su Escuela Language Academy in North Hingham, MA
Mike Gula is working at the bakery in Whole Foods Market in Hadley.
Becca Drew is working at Apex Orchard in Shelburne, MA.
Ariel Stimson is an Apprentice at Simple Gifts Farm in Amherst and owner of Autumn Olive Herbs.
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 working for Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability at Mount Holyoke College.
Kate Gervais is in graduate school at UMass.
Sam Billings is managing Crystal Springs Farm in Plainville, MA.
Jonny Burgess is working at White Barn Farm in Wrentham, MA.
Sarah Berquist is a teaching several courses for the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
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 Applications Analyst at the University of Massachusetts.
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 in graduate school at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Andrew Rebello is working for a concrete company and helping to a new ecovillage get started in farming.
Clarence Dow is still playing cello and the owner of a new business, Brave Noble Heart Productions. He is coaching in Santa Monica, CA.
Laura Dinwiddie is farming at Earthwater Farmstead in Cherokee, NC.
Coree Macomber just got married and 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 Adams, MA.
James Highsmith is CEO and Founder of Watts Software Company in San Francisco, CA.
Jennifer Kehoe works at Rural Cap in Anchorage, Alaska.
Justin Cifello is the Field Manager at Bay End Farm in Buzzards Bay, MA.
Tom Trepanier is Farm 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.
Devon Landis is working as a clam digger and repairing small boats in Gloucester, MA
Julie Viera is working as an administrative assistant in NY City.
Dan Finkelstein is working as Farm Manager at Helsing Junction Farm in Rochester, WA.
Jason Silverman is working with the UMass Student Farm.
Adie Newbold is working in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Tany Horgan is Development Coordinator for the ASEP Afterschool Enrichment Program 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 is teaching Yoga in Boston as well as working at a farm-based preschool.
Steve Zych is working on a ranch in Colorado.
Ashley Barrett teaches Zumba at Life Works Studio in Great Barrington, MA.
Megan Whiteford is Harvest Leader at Moloa’a Organica’a Farm in Kapaa, Hawaii.
Max Carbone is working as Head Animal Inspector for the town of Mendon, MA
Brooke Dillon is living in Greenfield, MA.
Astrid O’Conner is working at Alprilla Farm in Essex, MA.
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.
Dr. Maggie Luther is a Naturopathic Doctor and Transformational Health Coach helping women and families heal their body’s.