Alex Mayer (Senior)
Howdy friends! My journey to the farm was quick and surprising. I chose to live in EcoHouse my freshman year, but only because GlobalHouse was full. Before college, I had never really worked with plants or even gone camping. By the end of my first year, I was obsessed with nature, and the planet's health. So, I moved onto the farm. Fast forward three years: I'm still here! (and loving it). Now, I'm passionate about the interconnection between climate change, food, and human rights. The farm continues to help me learn about agriculture and sustainability every day! A big thank you to all the wonderful people I've lived with past and present and to Julia, the farm manager who has taught us all so much.
Kelsey Karp (Senior)
Hi, I'm Kelsey! I am a senior Animal Science Major and Food Science Minor pursuing Ag Education. Aside from being a Student Farmers at SVSF, I am the Vice President of UConn Diary Club and the Fundraising Chair of UConn Block n Bridle Club. Some things about me: I love to cook. I love cows, Elvis Presley has been my favorite musician since I was little, I liked to read when I have the time to, and I am a Zumba enthusiast. In the near future, I will live on my own small sustainable farm that will have a variety of crops, a bloodhound, a basset hound, goats, chickens, a horse or two, mostly cows but only Jerseys and Brown Swiss (;
Gabe DeRosa (Junior)
Caitlin O'Donnell (Senior)
Carl Underwood (Senior)
Marisa Kaplita (Junior)
Thank you for reading all the way to this point! You have hit the best part of the page. (editor's note: true.) My name, as you know I guess, is Marisa. I'm an Environmental Scientist, the (M)VP of EcoHusky and a pug in human form. I am currently celebrating my second year of living on the farm. For me, the farm is a combination of my two most favorite things and my absolute least favorite thing. That is to say: food, the outdoors, and heavy lifting. But nothing beets (!) watching your hard work turn into something delicious. My future career goals include working with dirt and saving the planet. My travel goals include hiking the ATC, watch the aurora borealis, doing research in Antarctica, and olive picking in Greece. My life goals include being happy and living a life exciting enough to write about in an autobiography. Oh, and I am the proud face of the SVSF instagram.
Anthony Chiozzi (Junior)
Yo. This is my first year living on the farm, and I dig it. I moved in during the Summer, at which point, I worked with EcoGarden. It's awesome to learn about helping the earth and growing food. In my free time, I like to climb, listen to music, and play League of Legends. If I were a fruit, I'd be a banana.
Paul Ference (Junior)
Environmental Engineering is my game, Paul is my name. As a former Eagle Scout, I've always had a thing for the outdoors. I started EcoHouse my freshman year and moved to the farm two years later. I'm passionate about green building and believe that technology can help us in the struggle against climate change and environmental degradation.
Jennifer Borque (Junior)
Aloha! You can call me Jen. I'm really into wildlife conservation. I work at Four Arrows and spend my summers at Silver Lake Conference Center as a camp counselor. I'm a huge fan of Game of Thrones, and make a pretty decent playlist. Living at the farm has been such an amazing opportunity as I continue to further my understanding of soil, the environment, and the interaction between all species. This is my first year at the farm, and I look forward to spending more time cultivating plants and getting my hands dirty.
Everyone who helped make the farm what it is today!