Eva Agudelo

Founder & Executive Director

Eva 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

Operations Manager

Mollie Rose 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 Sisters’ Camelot. 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 helped small food and farm organizations align their actions with their values. Mollie Rose is a recent alum of the Next Economy MBA program. For seven years she was a board member and performer with the arts non-profit BareBones Puppets, a Halloween circus, and she is active in the theater collective Wild Conspiracy, weaving together stories about ecology and humanity.

Merl Schuster

Americorps VISTA

Merl 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

Sammy Blair

Gleaning Assistant

Sammy is studying to get her MSc in Integrated Land and Food Systems while working for the organization. Sammy has lived and worked across the country and abroad in diverse communities to promote sustainable food systems through education, production, and community access programs. She loves to grow, eat, and share food, and spending time outdoors.

Annie Bayer

Gleaning Assistant

Annie has been an intern, crew member, educator and manager on small diversified farms for the past eight years throughout New England and the Pacific Northwest. She finds herself drawn to food in every aspect of her life, using stories, songs and potlucks to link the community back to the land. She’s a maker and a tinkerer and is interested in learning more about how farm tool design can make organic farming more accessible to a larger group of people. 

Have a question? Email info@hopesharvest.org