Handprinters Beyond Wellesley

Our Handprinters are involved in exciting agricultural projects that extend beyond Wellesley! Here are examples of alumnae working on important (and often delicious) food-related activities.

Alumnae

Eva Sommaripa ’63 is a farmer and owner of Eva’s Garden in South Dartmouth, MA, a certified organic grower supplying culinary herbs, edible flowers and specialty greens to the restaurant trade.

Dorrie Pizzella ’80 is Chief of Staff of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.

Eva Sommaripa '63, Didi Emmons, Kristina Jones, Mackenzie Klema '14, Sophia Garcia '15, Louisa Kasdon '73 meet at the Let's Talk About Food Festival in Boston this year.

Eva Sommaripa ’63, Didi Emmons, Kristina Jones, Mackenzie Klema ’14, Sophia Garcia ’15, and Louisa Kasdon ’73 meet at the Let’s Talk About Food Festival in Boston earlier this year.

Lousia Kasdon ’72 is a food and health writer, and founder and CEO of Let’s Talk About Food, a Boston-based organization that creates events to engage the public and experts in conversation around our food system.

Mia Howard ’12 is a Research Technician at Wellesley, supporting research in the Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden and other areas of the Botanic Gardens, and the integration of this research into courses.

Phoebe Poole ’08 is the farm manager for Apple Street Farm, which provides over 90% of the produce for Boston-area restaurants L’Espalier and Sel de la Terre.

Hoi-Fei Mok ’10 is currently doing a PhD in Australia on the feasibility of wastewater reuse for agricultural irrigation. She hopes to pursue a career in the area of food security, particularly focusing on food access and nutrition for women and other marginalized groups.

Carly Gayle ‘13 is a Madeleine Albright Fellow serving as project coordinator for the development of a permaculture farm and environmental education center at the Taman Petanu Eco-Neighborhood in Bali. Here’s what Carly has to say about her experience in Bali:

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