Elizabeth Happ is the new AmeriCorps service member for the Allamakee Community School District for the 2017-18 school year.
Liz grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics at Iowa State University in May 2017. As an undergraduate, she worked with ISU Outdoor Recreation Program where she developed an appreciation for the environment and wild spaces. While living in the Iowa heartland, she was struck that food insecurity could exist in the midst of an abundance of farmland. She is interested in improving the food system by connecting Iowans to their growers and producers and working to develop a more sustainable food chain with a low environmental impact.
“If I was a kitchen utensil, I would be a wooden spoon because I am interested in sustainable sources (wood vs. plastic) and like to bring people (or ingredients!) together.”