Chavala Ymker (they/she) will serve the next nine months as the Storytelling Fellow and Communications Coordinator, telling the stories of people and places within a historical context. As a recent Grand Valley State University graduate, they studied Storytelling and Community as well as Theatre. They bring a collection of skills including archival and oral history work, event planning, and writing. After growing up in a suburbanized West Michigan farm community, they’re excited to wake up every morning surrounded by fields and trees. In their free time, they enjoy writing, playing instruments, drinking tea, and reading too many books at once.