My Blog Posts

Before Peru

My Blog Post from FFT

At Wyoming Food for Thought, we started a blog on our website, which can be found here. My blog can be found here. Below is the article I wrote. Today's Seed Patent Controversy Kristen Trohkimoinen, August 4, 2017 Today, many seeds are being patented. Many think that only genetically modified seeds, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs),… Continue reading My Blog Post from FFT

Before Peru

My Summer as an AmeriCorps VISTA

This summer, I was selected as an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate for the Wyoming Food for Thought Program (FFT) in Casper, Wyoming. FFT is a local non-profit organization whose mission is "to create an active community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable quality community food system for all… Continue reading My Summer as an AmeriCorps VISTA

YAV

My YAV Placement

 A few days ago a received news that I will be working and living in Moyobamba, Peru. In Moyobamba, I will be working with the organization "Paz y Esperanza", which is a non-profit organization (NGO). Paz y Esperanza "is an international Christian human rights organization dedicated to upholding and promoting justice for people and communities… Continue reading My YAV Placement

YAV

Becoming a Young Adult Volunteer

I am so excited to be a YAV this upcoming 2017-2018 year! I learned about the Young Adult Volunteer program through the Presbyterian Church (USA) while I was a sophomore in college. Two friends signed up to be YAVs and served in Northern Ireland. This last summer, I attended Triennium at Purdue University in Indiana… Continue reading Becoming a Young Adult Volunteer