Eva (she/her/hers) has worked with beginning farmers, restaurants, retailers, farmers markets, nonprofits, and hunger relief agencies to improve community food security and bring about a food system that works for everyone. Eva started the National Incubator Farm Training Initiative through the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project; served as a FINI (now GusNIP) program officer at Wholesome Wave, supporting incentive programs at farmers markets across the US; and most recently was the Assistant Director of Programs at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, administering federal nutrition programs and supporting Rhode Island’s statewide network of food pantries and meal sites. She holds an M.S. from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, is a former member of the Rhode Island Food Policy Council (RIFPC), and sits on the board of Osamequin Farm.
Eva founded Hope’s Harvest in 2018 to mobilize volunteers to harvest and distribute surplus food from local farms to hunger relief agencies. As of 2022, Hope’s Harvest is a program of Farm Fresh RI and includes farm-based food recovery, contracting with growers, and surplus purchasing — all for the purpose of serving the emergency food system.