Founder & Executive Director
Eva (she/her/hers) has worked with beginning farmers, restaurants, retailers, farmers markets, non-profits, and hunger relief agencies, to improve community food security and bring about a food system that works for everyone. Eva started the National Incubator Farm Training Initiative through the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, served as a FINI program officer at Wholesome Wave supporting incentive programs at farmers markets across the U.S., and most recently, was the Assistant Director of Programs at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, administering federal nutrition programs and supporting Rhode Island’s statewide network of food pantries and meal sites. She holds an M.S. from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and is a member of the Rhode Island Food Policy Council (RIFPC).
Mollie Rose K Siebert
Mollie Rose (she/hers) studied geography and place-based education at Macalester College. While living in South Minneapolis, she taught classes and developed programming in backcountry leadership, food preservation, and farm ecology. Her first exposure to gleaning was as a collective member with the Sisters’ Camelot, feeding circus performers, artists and neighbors. After spending some time working in kitchens, Mollie Rose returned to the soil and worked on farms in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Vermont, and most recently, Alabama. She’s worked with companies like Good Food Jobs as a strategist and designer, and helps small food and farm organizations align their actions with their values. Mollie Rose is a recent alum of the Next Economy MBA program.
Merl (they/them/theirs) joined Hope’s Harvest after finishing their undergraduate degree in Earth and Environmental Science and Sociology at Lehigh University. Merl loves DIY projects, being outside, and jamming on the guitar. They are passionate about food sovereignty and autonomous modes of living. Merl hopes to go back to school after Americorps to study sociology in racial and ethnic studies
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