2017-2018 Student Farm Leadership

2017-2018 Student Farm Leadership


  • Co-directors: Carissa Heine and Izaiah Bokunewicz
  • Treasurer: Paul Laudenslayer
  • Secretary: Ben Chronister
  • Campus and Community Engagement Coordinator: Jess Chou

From left to right

  • Micah Houston, Americorps member, Community, Environment, and Development, French ’17
  • Carissa Heine, Nutritional Sciences- Dietetics, Civic and Community Engagement, Spanish ’18
  • Alexa Wilhelm, Community, Environment, and Development ’18
  • Melissa Mercado, Biology, Plant Pathology ’18
  • Sydney Downham, Animal Science ’18
  • Deanna Homan, Plant Science- Horticulture ’20
  • Olivia Hort, Public Relations, Business ’18
  • Emilio Carrion, Agricultural Sciences, Leadership Development ’18
  • Alyssa Gurklis, CED ’18
2017 Summer Interns

2017 Summer Interns

2016 Fall Interns

2016 Fall Interns

  • Haitham J. H. Al-Abdali, Mechanical Engineering ’18
  • Alex Curtze, Environmental Resource Management ’17
  • Alyssa Gurklis, Community, Envrionment, and Development ’17
  • Kylie Hint, ’18
  • Mary Lemmon, Plant Sciences ’17
  • Nicholas Michalisin, Agricultural Sciences ’17
  • Kyle Williams,  Supply Chain ’17
  • Logan Sica, Bio Renewable Systems ’17

From left to right:

  • Colin Casto, Community, Environment, Development ’17
  • Michael Cahill, M.S. Ag Extension and Education
  • Alyssa Gurklis, Community, Environment, Development ’17
  • Quiana Dickson, Landscape Architecture ’19
  • Hayly Hoch, Agroecology ’17, (Production Intern & and Student Researcher)
  • John Boujoukos, Agroecology ’17, (Production Intern and Student Researcher) (not pictured)
2016 Summer Interns

2016 Summer Interns

We also owe many thanks to our university-wide Faculty/Staff Steering Committee, est. Fall 2014:

  • Clare Hinrichs: College of Agricultural Sciences faculty
  • David Cranage: College of Health and Human Development faculty
  • David Mortensen: College of Agricultural Sciences faculty
  • Derek Kalp: Campus Landscape Architect, Office of Physical Plant
  • Elsa Sanchez: College of Agricultural Sciences faculty
  • Heather Karsten: College of Agricultural Sciences faculty
  • Kristen Devlin: Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development Marketing Communications Specialist
  • Jim Richard: Interim Director of Residential Dining
  • Mallika Bose: College of Arts and Architecture faculty
  • Mark Theiss: Director of Development, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Mitchell Hunter: Overlook Heights community member, College of Agricultural Sciences graduate student
  • Shari Edelson: Penn State Arboretum curator and horticulturist
  • Student Farm Club Co-Directors