Ana West (she/her) is the National Initiatives Fellow at Plainsong this year. During her stay, she’ll be working to explore and strengthen the farm’s ties to the wider Christian food movement, the Episcopal church, and other organizations. She has previous experience working for faith-based nonprofits and is in the early stages of discerning a possible future in Episcopal ministry. Ana is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, but she grew up in Rockford for the first 10 years of her life and is finding an unexpected sense of serenity in being back. She loves running, baking, and reading, and her favorite thing about the farm is the Edwardson’s cats.