Jennifer is a passionate advocate for social justice and healthy, sustainable communities. She started as Executive Director of AERO in the fall of 2014. Prior to working with AERO, Jennifer worked as a staff attorney for Montana Legal Services Association, providing legal assistance to low-income people. Her graduate studies focused on environmental justice and sustainable communities in Indian Country. Jennifer’s academic and research interests include policy issues that create systemic change for people living in poverty, including: environmental justice–particularly food justice and energy justice, sustainable and empowered communities, healthcare, education, and access to justice. She lives in Helena and loves yoga, reading, hiking with her dog, running, fishing, playing roller derby, cooking veggies, and sharing food with loved ones. Email Jennifer
Corrie grew up on a small grew up on a small goat farm in southwestern Virginia, an upbringing that played a powerful role in developing her commitment to local and sustainable agriculture. She studied archaeology and poetry as an undergraduate, and completed her graduate degree in English at the University of Arkansas. She is the former director of the Arkansas Writers in the Schools Program, and currently coordinates the Local Authors Reading Series in Helena. She has worked for several summers as a National Crew Leader for the Student Conservation Association, leading crews of volunteer high school students doing trail work and conservation projects in the national parks. She moved to Helena in 2013, and also works as an instructor at Carroll College, teaching composition courses themed around environmental issues. Email Corrie
Rosie is originally from Vernon, Connecticut. She graduated in 2014 from Clark University in Worcester, MA with a B.A. in Economics. In her junior year, she studied abroad in Shanghai for a semester and worked at Habitat for Humanity as a Resource Development Intern. While at Clark University, she worked at Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Great Worcester as a Development Associate. After leaving school, she took some time off and finally settled in Havre, Montana as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Opportunity Link, Inc. She is currently working on several projects, including a food security assessment, grant writing, and building a year round greenhouse at MSU Northern. When she’s not at work, Rosie can be found cooking, eating, reading, hiking, watching trashing reality TV, listening to jams, knitting, and sampling the local beer & wine.