My name is Sydney. I graduated a year ago from the University of Michigan (located on land belonging to the Anishnaabe peoples)  with a BA in Environmental Sustainability and Art. While in school, I spent several seasons working on farms, growing my curiosity of plant biology, food systems, and food equity. 

Since graduating, I have moved to North Carolina (land belonging to the Catawba, Cheraw, and Waxhaw peoples), where I’ve taken a couple classes at the University of North Carolina Botanical Gardens, working towards a certificate in Native Plant Studies. Though I thoroughly enjoy learning about botany and gardening, my interest in environmentalism is always intersectional and always justice-centric. 

My work experience has taken me from farm fields and research labs to public health departments and nonprofits. I am excited to expand that experience to include working with the National Park Service this summer. 

Sydney hooking up a hose inside a hoop house. Lettuce is being transplanted.
My first day working on my university’s Campus Farm.

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