BOARD Members

Kat Kowalski

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Kat is a food justice enthusiast. Before moving to Colorado, she organized a regional food systems network in Massachusetts focusing on topics such as food access, local farm and food business viability, farm to institution, and food waste reduction and composting. Her work in food justice illuminated the link between food systems and health, which landed her in Fort Collins to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Health at CSU. Her continued focus is to change systems that perpetuate oppression and inaccessibility to health-promoting services and environments.

Stefanie Berganini

Pronouns: they/she

Stefanie is a cultural anthropologist and community organizer. Stefanie’s grad school research focused on homelessness in Fort Collins, and the intersection between public policy, social services, stigmatization/dehumanization, and the lived experiences of people who are unhoused. As an applied social scientist, especially one focused on governance, power, and the inherent inequity and unsustainability of neoliberal capitalism, their goal has always been to take their work out of the ivory tower and into the streets. Stefanie has worked or been on the board of multiple non-profit organizations in town, and an active volunteer and community organizer around issues including homelessness, jail reform, and the rights of grad workers at CSU.

Jared Hill

Pronouns: he/him/his

Jared Hill is a recent graduate from the Education Program at CSU. He joined the TGP board to participate in the community and feed folks. He spends his spare time reading, playing music, and being nice to cats.

Emily Gallichotte

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Emily is a research scientist at CSU, studying viruses and mosquitoes. She moved to Fort Collins in 2019, but previously lived in North Carolina, Southern California, and Seattle. Emily has many indoor plants, but it wasn’t until 2020 that she began gardening! She is involved in many local community groups and local politics, and is excited to organize with TGP!

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