Carrie DeWitt, MS Candidate, will be entering the Agriculture, Food, and Environment program this fall. Carrie decided to apply to the program after completing an online graduate certificate in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems this year, and a certificate in Developing Healthy Communities the previous year.
Currently the Market Manager for Ann Arbor Farmer's Markets, Carrie was instrumental in streamlining access to Michigan's Double Up Food Bucks program for Ann Arbor's multilingual population.
"We started to notice we had a huge population whose needs weren't being met by this program because the materials weren't available in other languages. We had a hard time communicating with customers about what can be a complex program, so we wrote a grant and got funding to purchase an IPad to use Google Translator with both customers and farmers. This has helped everyone communicate better, and has been very successful-- we're really proud of it.”