is the social media guru and IOU treasurer. Her leadership, empathy, passion for social justice, knowledge about food systems, and general ability to achieve anything is invaluable to our mission. Aliza is a research assistant at Portland State University, the current leader of the Food Action Team Local 6 Connection group, and tends her garden and chickens in her free time. Aliza's passion and attention to detail are invaluable as she manages the budget and provides logistics support while communicating with the public. She is a natural leader and we are fortunate for her talents!
manages the graphics, website, and donor relations. Her thoughtfulness and calm give the team a strong foundation on which to build. Ashley is the membership manager for Greenbelt Land Trust, serves on the Downtown Advisory Board, and is a board member of Leadership Corvallis. Ashley is a novice gardener and passionate foodie. She is thrilled to communicate IOU's message and keep us celebratory and in good spirits! We feel so lucky to work with her!
is the heart behind this operation. She is emerita professor of German History at Colorado State University and teaches German classes at the German School Corvallis. Elizabeth is a budding gardening enthusiast with a passion for feeding people. Elizabeth works very closely with restaurants to make sure the large numbers of orders we need work with their logistics and staffing. This requires immense amounts of time and organization, and for her vision and tenacity we are grateful!
rounds out the team with a fresh perspective and new energy. She is a graduate student in nonprofit management at University of Oregon and has a passion for live theatre, costume and cosmetic arts, and the Seattle Sounders. Emily interviews IOU participants and works on our grant program.