YES! is welcoming a new member to our staff – Emily Stawarski is a YES! Coordinator who will be working with the Northwest teams while working out of Lakes Country Service Cooperative in Fergus Falls. We are excited for Emily to share her experience and passion with the YES! Program.
Here is what Emily has to say:
My name is Emily Stawarski and I currently live in Fergus Falls. I grew up on a hobby farm north east of Foley, MN and had the privilege to spend a lot of time outdoors with the horses, chickens, peacocks and many other animals. One of my favorite things to do was sit outside in the winter after snowfall and just listen to the trees move in the wind.
I have loved the outdoors and the natural environment my whole life. While enrolled at the College of Saint Benedict, obtaining a degree in Environmental Studies seemed like the right thing to do. Shortly after graduation, became a Health Inspector for the state of Minnesota and moved to Fergus Falls. While in Fergus Falls, I started to bike more and found that it is a great way to explore the countryside and see more of the rolling hills of the lake country I live in.
I decided that I wanted to learn more about environmental careers and was chosen to be a member of the MN Green Corps working with local foods and the Fresh Connect Food Hub, also in Fergus Falls. After my service was complete, I was hired as Food Hub Lead for Lakes Country Service Cooperative, and continue that position today.
I am very excited to be working with such a great program as Youth Energy Summit! It is so exciting to hear of the great projects everyone is completing and the difference the students are making in their communities. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing my experience with locally grown foods!
To contact Emily and welcome her to the YES! program, email her at [email protected]!