Sarah Leddy, project manager and Fuse Corps fellow

Sarah Leddy

Project Manager, Foodwise / Fuse Corps Fellow
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As a full-time Fuse Corps fellow, Sarah Leddy is serving as an executive member of the Greenwise Joint Venture team and as liaison for the Office of Mayor Kevin Johnson to support Farm-to-Fork initiatives in the Sacramento region. She is coordinating stakeholders from all sectors to align goals related to agriculture and food; implementing key project(s) showcasing Sacramento’s integration of job creation, environmental sustainability, and cultural saliency; and building a framework for expanding the farm to fork cycle beyond the ‘Year of Food’.

Sarah joins Fuse Corps from the consultancy Tetra Tech ARD where she built and managed international teams, designed and wrote winning proposals for local governance projects, and provided technical assistance to projects aimed at institutional reform, revenue generation, and regional planning. A native Vermonter and longtime expatriate, Sarah understands the importance of community and her work brings current and future beneficiary communities to the fore of policy and strategy development.

Sarah began her career in international business at Skadden Arps in New York and Brussels, analyzing market share for merging companies. She studied literature at McGill University and the University of Paris VI, and international economics at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

Sarah is a native English speaker, fluent in French, and enthusiastically conversant in Italian, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole. She is excited to experience living in California and its welcoming capital.

Colin Mickle

Colin Mickle, coordinator

Colin Mickle

Coordinator, Foodwise
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Colin Mickle serves as a coordinator for the “Foodwise” team where he is focusing on the benefits of organic waste separation. He is also quantifying and increasing the amount of local food purchased by school districts throughout the Sacramento region.

Before Greenwise, Colin studied Environmental and City Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, with the InCity Summer Institute. With a Fulbright grant, he spent a year teaching at the National University of Laos. As an undergraduate at Pitzer College, Colin focused on food politics, with his senior thesis looking at local social movements supporting alternative food systems. Colin co-founded an after school food and garden literacy program at a southern California extension high school.

Colin has worked unusual jobs such as growing and selling organic sprouts, guiding outdoor trips in Alaska, and selling artisan goat cheese. In his free time, Colin is an avid slackliner and backpacker, with the goal of visiting every national park before his 30th birthday.

Amarachi Okemiri

Amarachi Okemiri, fellow

Amarachi Okemiri

Fellow, Foodwise
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Amarachi Okemiri is working in support of the ‘Year of Food’ initiative with the Office of Mayor Kevin Johnson.

Amarachi is a student at the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management. As an undergraduate, Amarachi did research on microwave synthesis of biodiesel, and is very interested in green energy and technology.

When she’s not working on food access issues, Amarachi designs and sews dresses. She also loves to read and talk about leadership development and organizational behavior. Seriously.

Misael Palacios, fellow

Misael Palacios

Fellow, Better Buildings Challenge
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Misael is assisting with Greenwise’s participation in President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge with the City of Sacramento. He is studying civil engineering at California State University, Sacramento, and is on track to graduate by December 2013.

A native of Fairfield, CA, Misael likes playing indoor and outdoor soccer. If you happen to have an extra ticket the next World Cup he will gladly take if off your hands.

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