Juni Terry (she/her) was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts and is currently a senior at University of Chicago studying computer science and creative writing. When she’s not in class, she loves working at the farmers market, as well as hiking, running, biking, and knitting. Juni has loved learning more about the food systems of Chicago from meeting the farmers harvesting fresh produce at the market to exploring Chicago’s amazing restaurant scene. She’s excited to delve into the world of food journalism at HRN.
Andreana Chou (she/her) was born and raised in California. She recently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in the spring of 2021 with a biology major! While she had always wanted to be a veterinarian and previously worked as a nurse assistant in a 24/7 animal ER hospital, she is now looking to explore careers in law and policy that are still adjacent to animals, food systems, or environmentalism. She is excited to learn more about the world of food with HRN.
Sara (she/her) is a Philadelphia native who learned to love food through her father’s home cooking prepared with produce from their backyard garden. After graduating from Vassar College in 2019, Sara settled in Brooklyn, where she blossomed into a veritable podcast junkie. Sara is looking forward to exploring history and policy alongside food culture as she steps into the audio journalism arena.
Amandha Silva is always in between Brazil and the United States. She was born in Florida to Brazilian parents and went to Michigan State University. Silva majored in Journalism with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her goal is to be a radio journalist and novelist. As a 23-year-old just out of college, Amandha is grateful to be working with the Heritage Radio Network team.
Angie grew up in Berkeley, CA and graduated from Wesleyan University this past spring, where she majored in Anthropology. While studying in Connecticut, she grew to love the dramatic shifting of seasons, finding connectedness in watching the cycles of plants. During her time on campus, she worked on a student-led permaculture project, practicing applied sustainable design. She also led foraging and plant identification walks for her peers, as well as weekly meditations. Angie believes that food offers us an opportunity to think critically and deliberately about how we exist within...
Isaac Furman is a native New Yorker who moved back home in the Fall of 2019. He has cooked in several James Beard Award winning kitchens in Seattle, Charleston, and New York, where he developed an interest in regenerative agriculture and sustainable farming. He recently returned to school and earned a B.A in film and media studies from Columbia University in the Spring of 2021. Isaac can usually be found watching baseball on his couch with his 10-year old Pit mix, Marlo.
Chapin Montague (she/her) is a recent graduate from Wesleyan University hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee. As the daughter of a local butcher, she has always had a passion for food and amplifying the stories of her own region. She stumbled into audio journalism during college, combining her majors of Anthropology and Theater while working at her college station WESU. Outside of radio, Chapin enjoys exploring nyc’s restaurants as a recent Brooklyn transplant, attempting to crochet a hat, and listening to musical artist Waxahatchee.
Ellie Katz (she/her) is a Texan-Michigander whose family now lives in Oregon. For the next year, she’ll call southern Spain home, where she’ll work as an English language teaching assistant and eat as many tapas as possible. A recent graduate of the University of Michigan, she studied Comparative Literature and Organizational Studies before getting hooked on audio storytelling in her final semester. She’s interested in stories about memory, family, and place, particularly the role food plays in all of these. She’s so excited by the opportunity to learn and grow at Heritage Radio N...
Julian Smedley (he/him) was born and raised in Lewiston, Maine and graduated from Williams College in 2019 with a degree in French and Philosophy. He spent a half-year abroad as an English teaching assistant in France before the pandemic sent him back home to Maine, where he started working at his local butcher shop. Julian recently finished a master’s in French Studies at NYU in the summer of 2021, researching seasonal agricultural migrant workers in the South of France and the social effects of climate change on wine production. He is most passionate about issues related to food...
Originally from North Carolina, Kelly has lived in Savannah, Boston, and New Orleans before settling in her current hometown of Memphis, TN. She holds a M.F.A. in Documentary Expression and a M.A. in Southern Studies with a minor in Gender Studies, both from the University of Mississippi. She also holds a B.F.A. in Photography from SCAD. Prior to her graduate studies, she was a pastry chef at multiple James Beard nominated restaurants. Her current research and writing focuses on baking within southern foodways and its intersection with labor and gender in domestic and professional...