FMC Welcomes New Research & Education Intern
Posted On: January 11, 2011
On December 1st, FMC welcomed Andrew (‘Drew’) Love to the team as a Research & Education Intern. Drew began working with FMC and the Wallace Center for Sustainable Agriculture on social media campaigns during this summer’s lead up to National Farmers Market Week, where he tracked nearly 100 media articles referencing the event. FMC Executive Director Stacy Miller said, “Drew’s energy and experience are incredible assets to our small-staff organization. I’m delighted to work with him as FMC prepares for its Insurance Webinar Series and engages in other new and exciting projects in the first half of 2011.”
Drew Love graduated from Boston University in 2007 with a BA in philosophy. After exploring different career options, from a housing administrator with an English language center to a yoga instructor in the greater Boston area, Drew found a passion for food systems while working as an ad hoc intern with the Real Food Challenge, a national campaign to change university food purchasing policy to procure more food that is environmentally sound, fairly traded, and community based. The internship revealed to him how food acts as a nexus point for many of the issues that he cares about such as social justice, sustainability, and public health. Currently, he works as the Research & Education Intern at FMC as well as a Program Coordinator for the Membership and EBT programs at the Federation of Massachusetts Farmers Markets. He is also engaged with the Community Food Security Coalition’s Food Policy Committee working to help formulate a Farm Bill that will help low-income communities access farmers markets, and to allocate federal funding towards the support of sustainable community-based agriculture.