Ellie is a sophomore majoring in Public Policy and minoring in Spanish. Her home and heart are in the mountains of North Carolina where she grew up. She greatly adores sunflower patches and the scent of lavender is one of her favorite things. She believes that gardening and sharing food with one another can be a powerful force in building beautiful communities.
Marguerite is a junior double majoring in Communications and Global Studies. She was raised in Western North Carolina and her constant exposure to the outdoors from her parents resulted in her affinity for the outdoors and flowers, which led her to join Hope Gardens in the fall of her freshman year. She loves getting to be a part of the community Hope Gardens has built!
Mikayla is a sophomore double majoring in Psychology and Peace, War & Defense. She joined Hope Gardens in Fall 2015 after stumbling upon the organization at Fall Fest. She enjoys connecting with people and getting to know them. She loves walking barefoot in warm rain, especially when the rain is unexpected.
Cassidy is a sophomore majoring in Economics and the Sustainability Track of Environmental Studies. She considers herself the only Floridian who doesn't like seafood or orange juice. In her free time, she loves to explore and go hiking. She is also a compost nerd and is counting down the days until she gets to see a platypus in real life. She hopes to work with businesses to implement sustainable practices throughout their supply chains.
Eryn is a sophomore and majors in Business and Peace, War, and Defense. She's lived in Florida and Texas and has lived in North Carolina for six years. She loves exploring places to eat, hiking during the summer, and drinking coffee at inopportune times (she cites 3am as being an example of such). She is also involved with A Drink for Tomorrow, which attempts to address water access in local and international communities.