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Main Street Project welcomes Bridget Guiza as Americorps VISTA staff

Bridget will support new farmers’ storytelling and marketing efforts

BridgetHello! My name is Bridget Guiza and I’m just beginning my year-long Americorps VISTA assignment with Main Street Project.

I am a recent graduate from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Environmental Systems. I am currently interested in human-environment interactions at the soil-water-plant interface, and in reconnecting with our food. I am passionate about sustainable agriculture, healthy eating, and in reconnecting communities with wholesome food.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, specifically in Highland Park and Monterey Park until I went to college in San Diego. My mother is from Tijuana, Baja California Mexico and migrated to Los Angeles in her teens. She always taught my sister and me about eating healthy and being active and was always resourceful in finding ways for us to do so while still maintaining the integrity of our culture. I have been involved in Mexican Folklorico, Aztec Dancing and played the violin and sang in a Mariachi group when I was younger. I was also involved in other activities such as kickboxing and tae kwon do.

To this day, I am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. Now I am here to learn about growing food in a sustainable way, living in community, and helping families who are passionate about sustainable agriculture and healthy lifestyles tell their stories, too. I look forward to working with Main Street Project as an AmeriCorps VISTA and getting to know everyone in the Northfield community.