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Eastern Shore Food Lab

Kelsey McNaul ’19

Intern, Eastern Shore Food Lab


  • BA, Washington College, 2019

Kelsey is a student activist, environmentalist, and sustainable and plant-based diet enthusiast.

Kelsey’s passion for environmentalism and social justice has led her to pursue a double major in Environmental Studies and Sociology at Washington College. An alumna of the Chesapeake Semester program, her minor in Chesapeake Regional Studies reflects her deep interest in the cultural and environmental history of the Chesapeake Bay Region. Kelsey further reflects these interests on campus through her involvement in Student Environmental Alliance, Garden Club, campus beekeeping, and the Permaculture Internship programs. Outside from these things, you are likely to find Kelsey hiking, traveling, teaching Zumba, or spending time with her friends and sorority sisters in Zeta Tau Alpha.

Ever since Kelsey discovered the beautiful connection between social justice and environmentalism present in food systems advocacy, she hasn’t looked back. As a vegan for two years, she has fallen in love with the way that her dietary choices reflect an ethic of health, compassion, and environmentalism. As an Americorps member in the summer of 2018, she served on an Urban Farm in Braddock PA, empowering youth and the community to reap the benefits of local, sustainable agriculture. Kelsey is elated to be interning with the Eastern Shore Food Lab and learning of more ways she can direct her passions through food systems to make positive impacts on communities.