Marit Olson
Pronouns
She/Her/Hers
Year
2020
Chapter
Position
Youth Harvest Project Coordinator, Garden City Harvest

Marit Olson serves as the Youth Harvest Project Coordinator with Garden City Harvest in Missoula, Montana. In this role she works with local at-risk teenagers to build job and life skills through meaningful work, growing food, and intentional community building. Marit graduated with High Honors from the University of Montana with a bachelor's degree in Sociology in 2015. Since graduation she has pursued social justice work serving two AmeriCorps terms: one with After School Programs in Oregon with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest and a second year focused on food and garden education in Washington. More recently Marit explored her interest in international food justice with a three-month internship at the Navdanya Biodiversity Conservation Farm in India. When Marit isn't teaching teenagers to pull carrots, she can be found fiddling, tossing a frisbee, cooking, or exploring Missoula area trails.