Hi, my name is Karin Davey and I am a senior Environmental Studies major at Macalester College. I grew up Mankato, Minnesota, in a family where the natural environment played a key role. Most days of my childhood found me outside covered in mud or snow, and I took regular camping and canoeing trips with my parents.
My active interest environmental issues in began with involvement in my high school YES! Club, though it wasn’t until college that I realized our society has a long way to go to environmental sustainability and that I wanted (and needed) to be a part of the growing number of people working towards a healthier planet and greener lifestyle for all. When I’m not studying, I’m usually rehearsing for the next Macalester dance show, curled up reading, or baking chocolate chip cookies.
The majority of my study and work so far has been in agriculture, particularly urban farming. Interning with Stone’s Throw Urban Farm last year whet my appetite for urban agriculture, and this year I am starting work with Urban Roots, exploring the role of urban farms in their surrounding communities. I am very excited to connect what I know about food systems to a broader context and all I will undoubtedly learn about energy efficiency and renewable energy in Twin Cities communities and surrounding areas. I’m looking forward to the coming year and a more sustainable future!