New Board Member: Anna Shipp

Not only did we announce reaching our initial membership goal of 250 member-owners at our Spring Membership Meeting several weeks ago (on our way to 400 and beyond!), we also held our annual Board elections. While some board members have left and others have stayed on, we are very fortunate to welcome Anna Shipp as our newest elected board member.

Anna has been involved with the Co-op for over a year as an active member of the Outreach and now Membership Committees, and played a major role in the planning and coordination of the first annual South Philly Garden Tour in September 2011. She officially joins the board on July 1.

Anna has never felt more at home than she has in her 10 years in South Philadelphia, and is a proud to reside south of Snyder and west of Broad. Her Bachelors degree in Psychology led her on a path in youth work, social work, and non-profit program and volunteer coordination. Always having loved earth sciences as well, Anna is now pursuing a Masters of Environmental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She intends to use it to combine her passions for urban greening, stormwater management, and civic engagement to make Philadelphia a cleaner, greener, even more beautiful city. She is also currently a fellow with the US Forest Service researching perceptions of trees and green space in South Philadelphia. Anna is addicted to being outside, and loves gardening, hiking, and riding her bicycle(s). She is thrilled to be part of the South Philly Food Co-op and its Board of Directors, and is eager for the day we get to open our doors!