Gwen recently relocated with her family to Asheville after spending eight years working in the nonprofit sector in New York City. Through the Tzedek Residency, she is working in the Marketing & Development department at Green Opportunities (GO). Gwen was happy to be chosen for the Tzedek residency at GO, as it provides a great opportunity to build her professional network in a new city, while gaining a deeper understanding of social justice principles and access to professional development, a rare find in the nonprofit world.
In her position as part of GO’s marketing team, Gwen plays a central role in GO’s day-to-day communication activities with its clients, partners and funders. Gwen manages GO’s social media accounts and website, creates communications materials, and assists with planning GO events as well as volunteer activities in the community garden and kitchen, among other tasks. Gwen is currently collecting photos and interviews from GO alumni for a storytelling project. Having previously worked on several urban farms, Gwen is especially passionate about environmental justice and food justice, and is inspired by organizations that work to ensure that all people and communities have equal access to clean land, air, water and food.