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Marit joined Practical Farmers of Iowa in August 2021 as a part-time communications assistant. Her work focuses on social media, email newsletters and website updates. Marit grew up on a small farm outside of Norwalk, Iowa, which is where her love for farming began.
She is a senior at Iowa State University majoring in global resource systems and environmental studies with minors in French and women and gender studies. During her time at ISU, she has had the opportunity to travel to France, Uganda and St. John, an island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, to study agriculture and natural resources systems.
On campus, she has been involved in and president of the International Agriculture Club. In summer 2020, Marit served as an AmeriCorps VISTA summer associate with Lutheran Services in Iowa’s Global Greens program in Des Moines. In her free time, Marit loves to cook, hammock and spend time outdoors.