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, is a former member of the Rhode Island Food Policy Council (RIFPC), and sits on the board of Osamequin Farm.
Mollie Rose K Siebert
Mollie Rose (she/hers) studied geography and place-based education at Macalester College in Minnesota. 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.
Gleaning & Harvest Assistant
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
AmeriCorps Direct Servicemember
Sarra (she/her/hers) came to Hope’s Harvest following her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and English at the University of Delaware. She previously served on the board of Down to Earth Food Cooperative in Delaware, which is where she first developed her passion for revolutionizing local food systems. When not thinking about building community resilience and food security, Sarra loves to spend time in the mountains or diving into a new hobby.
AmeriCorps Summer VISTA
DeeAnn (she/her/hers) loves everything about food and has always believed that reducing food waste and increasing food access go hand in hand. She’s excited to join the Hope’s Harvest team this summer and get to learn and work with others in the community passionate about food equity. In her free time, she likes to record sounds and make collages and turn compost!
AmeriCorps Communications & Development VISTA
Shannon (she/her/hers) is joining Hope’s Harvest with intentions to learn as much as possible about local food systems and food equity. She received her undergraduate degree in Marketing and Psychology from Bryant University, and went on to further her project management and marketing skills while working with an electrical engineering company. Eager for change and fulfillment, Shannon is excited to repurpose her skill set to make a meaningful impact on the community alongside her Hope’s Harvest coworkers. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking for her family and friends, diving into DIY projects, and spending lots of time by the ocean.
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