Maria Smith is serving as the AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Recruitment Facilitator at New Entry. Maria’s role here is to expand efficiency in volunteer recruitment, training, and management as well as to grow our network of current volunteers to better serve New Entry farmers and programs. Maria is from Chelmsford MA, and recently graduated from Salve Regina University as an Environmental Studies major. During her time there she worked in the University’s hydroponic research lab and on projects to increase the public’s awareness surrounding hydroponic growing and the importance of food security. Maria is extremely excited to be working with New Entry and the Lowell community to help further healthy food systems! You can reach Maria at email@example.com.