Brown Market Shares Program
Established 2006
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Team

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Alyssa Gerasimoff '20
Public Relations coordinator

As Public Relations Coordinator, Alyssa oversees the identity of Brown Market Shares and creates content for the weekly newsletter, website, blog, and social media platforms. Alyssa is a furniture design major at RISD but has interests in biology and sustainability. When she is not in the woodshop working on usually, kitchen and food related projects, you can find her by the oven baking dozens of cookies every week. Although she doesn’t have a green thumb, she is interested in agriculture and wants to learn more about sustainable farming practices. Alyssa is beyond thrilled to be the first coordinator from RISD. She is excited to bring market shares to the RISD community and to integrate creative work into the role and the program.   

 
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Shannon Kingsley '20
Finance Coordinator

As Finance Coordinator, Shannon manages all payments, invoices, and other aspects of the program’s finances. She is studying English and pursuing an Independent Concentration in Ethnobotany at Brown. She is very passionate about the intersections of science and society and the role that agricultural and local food systems play in promoting healthy living. Shannon first became interested in food systems when she began raising a small flock of hens in her backyard and donating the eggs to her local food pantry in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Besides working for Market Shares, Shannon enjoys writing, running, gardening, playing Frisbee, tending to her chickens, and singing with Brown’s Gospel Choir.

 
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Ivy Nguyen '20
purchasing Coordinator

As Purchasing Coordinator, Ivy works with local farmers and producers to curate balanced shares each week. She is an Art History concentrator with a focus in Architectural Studies. In her free time, she enjoys painting, curling up in bed with a good Netflix show, or taking impromptu walks downtown. Having worked on a farm in Connecticut, she had developed an appreciation for agriculture and nature. In joining Brown Market Shares, she hopes to better understand the process of food production and farm-to-table operations.

 
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Emilia Kaslow-Zieve '19
Communications Coordinator

Emilia is in charge of record-keeping, managing sign-ups, and communicating with shareholders. She is a Health and Human Biology concentrator with a focus in global health. Emilia loves to travel to learn how food and culture intersect and to explore local tastes. Having grown up wandering farmers markets at home, she now loves connecting the Brown community to locally-grown and locally-produced food. In her spare time, Emilia loves to take photographs, to run, and to cook. And she dreams of having her own bountiful garden one day soon.

 

 
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Kirby Engelman '18.5
Program Development Coordinator

Kirby is the Program Development Coordinator, overseeing everything from the growth and evolution of the program to day to day tasks. As an Environmental Studies concentrator, Kirby appreciates and relishes the natural world we live in, taking particular joy in envisioning the positive changes and shifts our world can take toward creating a more sustainable future. Her family in the Midwest has nurtured her love for growing food and fostered the importance of cooking together. She has been growing produce in her backyard for a boatload of years; in the summer months you can find her fridge overwhelmed with cucumbers and tomatoes (stop by and she’d be happy to give you more than a few tomatoes). Away from Market Shares, Kirby enjoys beekeeping, woodworking, all things outdoors, all things surrounding bodies of water, getting her hands in some dirt, and herding around her flock of hens.

 
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Julia Green '19
subsidized Coordinator

Julia is responsible for recruiting new subsidized applicants and sustaining the current subsidized program. She is a biology concentrator focusing on physiology and biotechnology and is a member of Brown’s varsity gymnastics team. When Julia is not in the classroom or the gym, she can be found in her dorm kitchen cooking and baking with ingredients stolen from the dining hall. Though Brown Market Shares and the subsidized program, Julia hopes to see fresh local produce on the tables of as many families as possible. A self-proclaimed veggie enthusiast, Julia is known to have at least one spare bag of baby carrots on her at all times.  

 
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Amanda Yan '19
Operations Coordinator

Amanda oversees everything from Market Day happenings to volunteer and food management. She is currently concentrating in Economics and Environmental Studies and is especially passionate about food recovery, recycling, and sustainable design. In her free time, she loves to exercise, construct greeting cards, photograph food, and play Tetris. Amanda developed a strong appreciation for nature and the localized food system through her work with botanical gardens and online farmers markets. As Operations Coordinator, she hopes to connect more people with locally grown foods and expand the program’s positive impacts on the Brown community.

 

PAST COORDINATORS

 
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Katherine Webb '19
Finance Coordinator
Spring 2017 - Fall 2017

 
 

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Rhea Stark '18.5
Public Relations Coordinator
Spring 2017 - Fall 2017

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Bella Du Mond '17
Public Relations Coordinator
Spring 2016 - Fall 2016

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Jeremy Wang '19
Program Development Coordinator
Spring 2017 - Fall 2017

Purchasing Coordinator
Spring 2016 - Fall 2016

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Lucas Toh '17.5
Communications Coordinator
Spring 2017 - Fall 2017

Emma Byrne '17
Finance Coordinator
Spring 2016 - Fall 2016

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Anjelica Claxton '19
Subsidized Coordinator
Spring 2017 - Fall 2017

 
 

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Tim Ittner '18
Purchasing Coordinator
Spring 2017 - Fall 2017

Kaori Nagase '17
Communications Coordinator
Spring 2016 - Fall 2016

Rosie Kissel '17
Operations Coordinator
Spring 2016 - Fall 2016

Sylvia

Sylvia Brown '17
Subsidized Coordinator
Spring 2016 - Fall 2016

Wesley Herts '17
Program Development Coordinator
Spring 2016 - Fall 2016
Finance Coordinator
Spring 2015 - Fall 2015

 
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Blain Anderson '16
Purchasing Coordinator
Spring 2015 - Fall 2015
Communications Coordinator
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Carlie Peters

Carlie Peters '16
Operations Coordinator
Spring 2015 - Fall 2015

Estelle Berger

Estelle Berger '16
Subsidized Coordinator
Spring 2015 - Fall 2015

 
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Jenna Anders '16
Program Development Coordinator
Spring 2015 - Fall 2015
Operations Coordinator
Spring 2014 - Spring 2015

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Maddy Rotman '16
Communications Coordinator
Spring 2015 - Fall 2015

Taylor Schwartz

Taylor Schwartz '16
Public Relations Coordinator
Spring 2015 - Fall 2015

 
Taylor Lanzet
Erin Kelley
Meg Miller

Taylor Lanzet '15
Program Development Coordinator
Fall 2013 - Fall 2014

Communications Coordinator
Spring 2012 - Fall 2012

Erin Kelley '15
Purchasing Coordinator
Spring 2012 - Fall 2012

Summer 2014 - Fall 2014
Program Development Coordinator
Fall 2013

Meg Miller '15
Finance Coordinator
Summer 2014 - Fall 2014

Communications Coordinator
Spring 2013 - Spring 2014

 
Anna Plumlee
Antonia Piccone
Katie Parker

Anna Plumlee '15
Public Relations Coordinator
Spring 2014 - Fall 2014

Market Day Coordinator
Spring 2013 - Fall 2013

Antonia Piccone '14.5
Subsidized Coordinator
Spring 2013 - Fall 2014

Katie Parker '14
Purchasing Coordinator
Spring 2013 - Spring 2014

 
Julie Rodriguez

Julie Rodriguez '14
Finance Coordinator
Spring 2013 - Spring 2014

Sam Dweck

Sam Dweck '13.5
Outreach Coordinator
Spring 2013 - Fall 2013

Leah Douglas

Leah Douglas '13
Outreach Coordinator
Spring 2011 - Fall 2012

 
Charlotte Hacke
Arisa Lohmeier
Micah Greenberg

Charlotte Hacke '15
Subsidized Coordinator
Spring 2012 - Fall 2012

Arisa Lohmeier '14
Market Day Coordinator
Spring 2012 - Fall 2012

Micah Greenberg '14
Market Day Coordinator
Spring 2012

 
Jacy Anthis

Jacy Anthis '15
Finance Coordinator
Spring 2012

Nina Ruelle

Nina Ruelle '13.5
Subsidized Coordinator
Spring 2011 - Fall 2011
Summer 2012

Mary Alice Reilly

Mary Alice Reilly '13
Market Day Coordinator
Spring 2011 - Fall 2011

 
Eliza Cohen

Eliza Cohen '15
Finance Coordinator
Spring 2011 - Fall 2011

Anna Rotman

Anna Rotman '14.5
Purchasing Coordinator
Spring 2011 - Fall 2011

Fiona McBride

Fiona McBride '13
Communications Coordinator
Spring 2011 - Fall 2011