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Our VISTA Cohort

Nourish Iowa VISTA members serve with one of 7 organizations with a shared goal of equitable food access for all. We serve at the intersections of public health, agronomy, urban planning, community organizing, and economic justice, creating an abundance of nourishing, affordable, and culturally relevant foods for all Iowans.

Our 40+ former members have gone on to become policy associates, PhD candidates & university faculty, public health community program coordinators, program managers, founders of their own food justice nonprofits, and much more.

Meet Our VISTA Cohort

Nourish Iowa VISTA members are motivated change-makers, passionate problem-solvers, and inspired community members who believe in a more equitable future for Iowa, in which all people are empowered and able to grow, source, and eat the foods they need and want.

Nourish Iowa Alumni

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Sophie Sheeder

Public Outreach & Fundraising VISTA (Jan '22 - '23)

Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT)


Laura Cleaver

Local Food Coordinator VISTA (Aug. '20 - Sep. '21)

Northeast Iowa Food Bank & UNI-CEEE


Alex Delworth

Incubator Farm Development VISTA (Jan '21 - '22)


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Mira Evans

Garden Resource VISTA (Oct. '21-'22)



Melody Rosche

Community Garden and Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator (May '20 - '21),

Northeast Iowa Food Bank

Peoples Clinic Garden & Home Delivery Coordinator VISTA (May '21 - '22), UNI-CEEE


Savannah Schultz

Healthy Behaviors VISTA; Involving Clinics in Good Food Access VISTA (Jan '21-'22)

Northeast Iowa Food Bank; UNI-CEEE

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