Meet our SFI Interns

Meet our SFI Interns


Slow Food Indy Interns
Our awesome interns, Betsy Fish (L) and Amber Chestnut (R)

This year Slow Food Indy began it’s first internship program. This program offers young food lovers a chance to get into the thick of what our organization does, promoting central Indiana’s food culture with events and programs that focus on good, clean, and fair food for everyone. You’ll be seeing them around this spring at our events and out visiting Snail of Approval honorees, and looking for learning opportunities that revolve around food and food equity.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Fish
Betsy is currently working towards a master’s degree in Communication Studies at Ball State University. Her current research interests include interpersonal communication, instructional communication, and religious rhetoric. Betsy graduated with a BA in Communication and Culture, with a minor in Criminal Justice from Indiana University Bloomington. During her time at IU, she became interested in examining food sustainability from a sociocultural perspective, and took a several classes looking at the slow food movement and food sustainability. (Shout out to Dr. Ipsen and Collins LLC!). Betsy has a deep love for lox bagels, iced white mochas, and fried haddock. Her personal passions include trying new food, traveling, creating Spotify playlists, and insisting the Loch Ness monster is real.

Amber Chestnut
Amber is a senior at Indiana University studying public relations and advertising along with a minor in environmental management. For a while Amber was unsure about the career path she wanted to take, but she was sure about a few things; She loved to write, she loved working with people and she loved the environment. After becoming involved with FED; Food Education at IU, a student organization at IU that is dedicated to the Food Awareness Movement and working at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market, ebayAmber realized that she wanted to work with food systems to create a more sustainable future. Amber believes that the gap between the food movement and the food industry start with a lack of knowledge and the force of habit. She wants to bridge that gap through communication. Amber wants to cultivate others to eat better, live well and change their perceptions about Food.
Outside of school and her work with SlowFoodIndy, Amber can most likely be found outside helping out in the garden, reading in a hammock around Lake Monroe or in the kitchen experimenting with whatever she can find in her pantry.

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