Hey! I’m Erin Mahre and I’m a junior majoring in Biochemistry at St. Thomas. I was interested in working in the Stewardship Garden because I loved taking the Plants, Food, and Medicine class on campus and I wanted to combine my interest in botany with research so that I could understand more about the inner and outer workings of a plant. One day I hope I can work as a researcher specializing in plant biochemistry. When I’m not studying I like to discover new music & coffee shops in the Twin Cities, draw, write, and play bass guitar.
I am senior studying Neuroscience and Environmental Science (Biology Concentration) double major, with an English minor. I got involved in this project because I believe that if we’re going to continue to feed the world, then the way that we look at agriculture needs to change. Urban agriculture is really interesting to me because it is integrated into our urban environments, and can help mitigate food insecurity while also helping to maintain the environment. Working on this project excites me because it allows me to look at the interconnections that exist between human actions and biogeochemical processes realistically, while also continuing to inspire the hope that I have for the future. Fun fact stuff: Song I never get sick of: Sweet Baby James by James Taylor. Ultimate dream vacation: Iceland. One way to make my day: Buy me coffee. If I could have one wish come true it would be: Banning plastic bags and straws. Superpower: Controlling time. Hogwarts house: Slytherin!