The one thing I am passionate about...
I'm most passionate about food and farm politics. I know that's really specific, but it's very important to me. I've been working in the local food movement for a year and a half. I'm involved with Slow Food, several gardens, and a few CSAs as an employee, board member, or volunteer, depending on the organization. I'm working on a new business idea involving local food, and a lot of my energy is currently going toward that.I'm also passionate about our city and our state. I care about the politics and infrastructure, but mostly I just like to get out and enjoy the beautiful gritty nature of St. Louis, and natural setting of Missouri.
I typically spend my leisure time
I love float trips more than any other activity by far. Camping, hiking, walking in parks, road trips, seeing live music, exploring museums and quirky attractions, gardening, cooking, delving into the undiscovered parts of our awesome city of St. Louis. When I'm by myself: reading, knitting, listening to NPR, and hanging out with my cat. That part is what I call my "lame grandma" side. But if "lame grandma" can knit you a guitar case, that's not so lame now is it? ...No, I'm not that good yet, and yes, I know it's still lame. :)
The most influential person in my life has been
They all sound trite, but here they are: honesty, integrity, reliability, loyalty, warmth. I respect and admire curious and passionate people. Most importantly, friendship.
The first thing people notice about me
I have no idea. Depending on the day that you catch me, maybe that I'm a little goofy, or that I get really excited over little things.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Right now I'm devouring The Basic Book of Vegetable Growing. It sounds boring, but talk to me about it for a minute, and you'll see why it's interesting. I'm really more of a nonfiction girl. I read a lot of food policy books and cookbooks. I know I used to read on other topics, but it's been a while!
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My friends and family
- My education
- To live in the Midwest
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I can be a little shy at first, so maybe just to see beyond any initial shyness.
Friends Describe me as
Passionate, Perceptive, Thoughtful, Warm
A little more about me
My undergraduate degree is in Cultural Anthropology. That has a lot to do with the way I see the world. I spent 4 years in San Francisco, and worked for a nonprofit that addressed social and environmental justice issues. I am very excited to be back in St. Louis. I'm a proud "lou boomerang."