Employee, Nichols Farm and Orchard; Substitute Teacher, Lincoln Elementary
Sophia has been working for Nichols Farm & Orchard for almost five years, and in that time she has gained a massive body of knowledge and grown familiar with communities throughout Chicago. She joined the GCM Associate Board this year as a liaison to strengthen the relationship between market staff and vendors, ensuring the vendors have a voice. She also hopes to root GCM more deeply in the Lincoln Park community to provide access to healthy, fresh, local foods to children and families even if they can’t attend the markets. Sophia used to live in Lincoln Park, but she now lives in Ravenswood with her best friend. In her spare time, she loves to dance, bake, and hang out with the little girls she tutors.