Our 2018 Crew:
The 2018 Food for All team is made up of a Student Program Manager and a Faculty Support, both supported by the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst.
Kayleigh Boucher, Student Program Manager, is a Senior studying Sustainable Food and Farming, Food Justice, and Alternative Education at UMass. Kayleigh was born in Vermont and fell in love with nature and farming as she grew up visiting her grandparents’ dairy farm. She cares deeply about environmental sustainability and social justice and is pleased to combine her interests through her position with Food For All. This summer she will be coordinating volunteer days, growing flowers and herbs, and recovering fresh produce from the Student Farm to redistribute to local relief organizations. Also a part of the 2018 UMass Student Farm Crew, Kayleigh is excited to collaborate and strengthen their food donation networks. She will also be helping to facilitate the Food For All Practicum this Fall.
Sarah Berquist, Faculty Support, has an ever-growing passion for teaching and growing food. She graduated UMass with a BS in Sustainable Agriculture and MS in Sustainability Science and Agriculture Education. In 2010, Sarah realized her passion for bringing healthy food to all areas of her community while she was Market Manager of the Amherst Farmers’ Market. Sarah worked with the town and various dedicated community members to get SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) accepted at the market. Since then, Sarah continues to deepen her involvement in local food systems justice through various projects and courses in UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture. As an instructor and advisor in Stockbridge, Sarah provides support for students to run the garden, maintain community partnerships, and hold workshops.