A graduate of Illinois State University, Gabrielle was selected as The Talking Farm’s 2021 Tyson/Illinois Campus Compact Intern, funded by a grant from Tyson Foods. This internship is awarded to full-time students and is an intensive learning experience that integrates the intern into all aspects of TTF’s operations from education to farming.
After “graduating” from her internship, Gabrielle continued with The Talking Farm as its Market & Communications Assistant, attending markets in Uptown and Evanston, while she pursues her master’s in environmental science at DePaul University in Chicago. She is very active in the community, having recently participated in the free pollinated plant giveaway in Evanston as a member of the Evanston Host Plant Initiative as well as being a Youth and Opportunity United staff member. She hopes to one day play a positive role in habitat conservation and has a huge heart for wildlife. She is a Chicago native and enjoys taking care of her bunny in her free time. Gabrielle’s favorite part of working at The Talking Farm is harvesting and bed prepping. In 2022, Gabby has taken on managing TTF’s communications. If you see her taking pictures at the farm, say hi!