In the summer of 2017, Lizzie Swalley joined the Center for Rural Affairs for the season to work in our garden program. Little did she know that her summer job would lead to a full-time passion and career with the Center.
Lizzie joined the Center team full-time in December 2018 as a community food associate, serving the Santee Tribe and community in northeast Nebraska.
“I am a local food systems advocate,” said Lizzie. “A big part of my job is to encourage community members to grow their own food and to see the importance of what it means to have food sovereignty.”