Development Associate, Green City Market
A development professional and lover of any event where snacks are served, Chelsea Hammersmith joined the Green City Market team in the fall of 2019. She hails from Carol Stream, Illinois and holds a degree in American Studies from Northwestern University, where she took a class on maple tapping, climate change, and indigenous foodways in North America and made her very own birch syrup. She is an avid viewer of the Bon Appetit YouTube channel. Prior to joining the Green City Market team, she spent time in Washington D.C. as a legislative intern in the Office of Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-5), as a volunteer at a sustainable wolf sanctuary in Colorado, and on the development team at Tree House Humane Society, a non-profit animal shelter, cat café, and soon-to-be low-cost community vet clinic. She is dedicated to public service and environmental advocacy and has been described as "aggressively positive." She is passionate about creating high-quality content and engaging events to help others invest their attention and enthusiasm towards more sustainable food systems.
Favorite Green City Market treat: a big slice of beefsteak tomato with olive oil and salt. She's still tasting around to see which farmer's tomato is her absolute favorite.
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