Jen LeFebre was hired as a community health worker in southern Vermont for UVM Extension’s Bridges to Health/Migrant Health program. She is based in the Rutland office.
LeFebre earned a Master of Arts in Education from Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She was an elementary and middle school Spanish teacher in Vermont for eleven years before switching gears. Continue reading “November 2022 CALS New Hire”
Jesse Cote, Migrant Education NEK Regional Coordinator (St. Johnsbury)
Jesse Cote has a background in mental health services and supporting young people in developing behavior goals. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador, offering supportive opportunities to build life and career skills, such as leadership camps, English language courses and more. Continue reading “May 2022 CALS New Hires”
Eric Hatungimana, Postdoctoral Associate, Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ASCI)
Dr. Eric Hatungimana is a postdoctoral associate and will be working on sustainable intensification of forage-based dairy farms through improved forages and feeding, under the supervision of ASCI Associate Professor Sabrina Greenwood. His research project aims at managing forages to maximize economic and environmental gains as well as agronomic productivity of dairy farms in the northeast U.S. Continue reading “March 2022 New Hires”
Building on a decade of migrant farmworker health outreach by dedicated, committed and mostly part-time UVM Extension staff, the Vermont Department of Health awarded Principal Investigator Naomi Wolcott-MacCausland a $1,300,000 grant to ensure greater equity and access to COVID-19 vaccines for those disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Continue reading “Migrant Farmworker Grant Builds Community Health Worker Capacity”