November 29, 2016
Juliana Anderson began volunteering for the INWFN several months ago. She initially offered to join the planning team for a dinner/auction we were going to host (and may still yet!), but quickly was recruited to help with various writing assignments that were needed. Currently, she conducts the interviews and does the write-ups for our monthly Solutionary articles, a task that she especially enjoys because of the interesting people she gets to meet and write about. Juli’s attention to detail and her ability to clearly communicate are both skills that have contributed to the high quality of her volunteer work.
Raised in Wisconsin, Juli spent her summers on her aunt and uncle’s dairy farm. Her parents also had a large garden, and often recruited Juli to assist with maintaining it. Although she didn’t appreciate the work at the time, she later came to realize what a fertile training ground the experience had been. Each week during the summer, after putting aside food for the family, they would take the surplus produce to market to sell.
Juli attributes her interest healthy eating to her having been exposed to good food while growing up. Despite her lack of enthusiasm for gardening as a child, she has since discovered that she has a green thumb and has had a garden at virtually every house she has ever lived in. Juli also learned how to can/preserve food from her mother, a tradition that she carries on to this day.
Juliana currently works at the University of Idaho (CdA) where she serves as an academic advisor, an administrative assistant and a career counselor! She has a Master’s degree in counseling with an emphasis in career services, and has held multiple positions related to her training in Idaho and elsewhere. In her spare time, Juli enjoys cross-country skiing, knitting and taking care of animals in shelters.
We are truly grateful for Juli’s time and contributions to our work. Her dependability and commitment to a high standard of work are an inspiration to us all. Thank you Juliana!