Nia McLean (Intern)

Nia McLean is a passionate and diligent agriculturalist originally from Somerville, Massachusetts. Nia holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Summa Cum Laude, and certificates in Leadership in Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship & Finance in Agribusiness from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. In the fall, Nia will pursue a Masters in Agricultural and Extension Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prior to interning at New Entry, she developed her knowledge in small-scale horticulture and community outreach as a mycology research assistant, the Community Garden Assistant at North Carolina A&T Extension, and an Urban Farm Intern at Michigan State University’s Detroit Partnership for Food, Learning, and Innovation (DPFLI). Nia spent the 2023-2024 school year teaching agriculture to  students in Ghana as part of The Borlaug Institute International Agricultural Education Fellowship Program (IAEFP). She is excited to bring her experience and her belief in the importance of promoting agricultural literacy to her role as the Food Hub and Communications Intern at New Entry. In her free time, Nia enjoys yoga, reading, and trying new foods!