Kelsey Brown

Fall 2021 Reconnect Farmers Market Manager Intern

After a nearly two year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Reconnect Farmers Market returned in the fall of 2021 as a raving success. Students, new and old, factulty, and staff were all excited to see their favorite vendors and some new ones as well! Kelsey Brown, a first semester sociology graduate student, led the market to new heights as the market manager intern. She even brought free yoga classes to the market! And she furthered the mission of the market to educate and feature local farmers and producers who use environmentally sustainable practices and products. Our land, air, water and our bodies all say thanks to Kelsey and all of the members of Reconnect! See Kelsey's comments about her experience below.

"My internship with the Reconnect Farmers Market has been more of an experience than I could have ever anticipated. I learned more about myself and the kind of work I want to spend my time doing in just a few months. Being able to apply the theories I have been learning to real action has immensely impacted my life. I am very passionate about community healing, health, resiliency, and sustainability which is why I enjoy environmental sociology so much. I am so thankful to the Reconnect club for teaching me mountains of things. My wonderful team and I helped local farmers, vendors, and students recover from the Covid pandemic. Being able to bring the student body together to make memories is the best feeling! I recommend the farmers market internship to anyone looking for some vitality and a little education." Kelsey Brown

If you are interested in the Reconnect Farmers Market Internship, please see this page on the Sociology and Criminal Justice website and contact Dr. David Burley (david.burley@selu.edu).