Social Harvest Project Officer
Jessica Moreira Maia Souto started working at Social Harvest as an intern in February 2020. An Urban Agriculturalist with over 5 years of experience in research and management, she is now, leading the operations and management of this social enterprise. Jessica believes in helping individuals and communities access nutritious and fresh foods not only because it is a right but also because it is delicious. She focuses on implementing actions for better urban planning and market-community-oriented measures that bring solutions to the improvement of food safety and food security. Working at Social Harvest is providing her with the opportunity to merge her passions for fresh and local food with business outreach.
Jessica has an undergrad degree in International Logistics in which she targeted export solutions for native fruits in Brazil. While completing her master’s in Agribusiness, Jessica developed an evolutionary framework of urban and peri-urban agriculture across the globe. She also has international experience having lived in France and the US and working in countries belonging to the Southern Cone. Outside of work, Jessica loves cooking and sharing food with family and friends.
Kavitha Galle Kankanange
My name is Kavitha GK and I will be one of the new Social Harvest interns this spring. I am a recent environmental science graduate from Ottawa U. I have a great passion for gardening and photography. I ‘am excited to start my new position as an operations intern for the Social Harvest team. It is a very rewarding opportunity to take part in a sustainability program that has an innovative solution to tackle food insecurity. I hope to learn more about the regulations around food production, essential project management skills and gain a professional work experience that will help advance my environmental career.
I look forward to working with you all this season!
Marie-Eve is an optimistic being, molded by a background in Environmental Studies at Carleton University with deep growing roots in our food system. Through experiences working on various farms across North and South America, she has cultivated a great passion and admiration for the growing world where she strongly wishes to contribute to a cyclical system of growth-community reach-back to the soil. Matched as well with a passionate drive to hold and foster space for strong resilient communities. Contributing to Social Harvest as the Education and Engagement Intern, she is looking forward to making and expanding connections with food and empowering the community that surrounds it. Outside of work you can find her on her bicycle enjoying all that nature has to offer.
Hello my name is Yasmine-Bachir Daher Aoued and I'm one of the new interns at Social Harvest. As an administrative intern, I'm hoping to get some experience in this field to help me acquire the skills I'll need to help me throughout my studies. After high school, I'm looking to get into the accounting bachelor's program at the university of Ottawa. I'm definitely looking forward to using my current skills and excelling in them as well as meeting other knowledgeable individuals who are working to improve the community. On my free time, I enjoy visiting walking trails in Ottawa and Gatineau! This will be an excellent opportunity for me and I'm very excited.
Recently graduated from his high school, Collège Catholique Franco-Ouest, Liam is working as an intern in communications with Social Harvest. He is fascinated by all things media including photography, cinematography, graphic design, and 2D animation. During his internship, he hopes to put his interests to use in the workplace and to meet new people. In the fall, he will be studying at the University of Ottawa in the faculty of Social Sciences.
In his free time, you can find Liam learning modern languages and doing physical exercise such as biking and playing tennis!
Hello, my name is Ezinne. I am a high school student and the new operations intern at Social Harvest. From this internship, I am hoping to broaden my knowledge of agriculture as well as to gain a feel of the professional world while obtaining skills that I can apply to my life going forward. In the future, I hope to get an undergraduate degree in a business-related field and later, go to law school and become a lawyer. This internship is a major step in the right direction for my career and it is a pleasure to be a team member of a social enterprise like Social Harvest that has a positive effect on the community and aims to fix food insecurity - a prominent issue in our society. I am looking forward to this experience and everything to come!
In my spare time, I like to explore a variety of topics that pique my interest which as of now are photography, cosmetology and agriculture.