Megan Banner has come to Sterling College most recently from Portland, Maine where she worked alongside community members on the ground floor to organize and develop a shared vision to open a cooperative grocery store in Portland. In each role – as buyer, manager, and board member – she focused on four specific goals: supporting the local economy, building the local food movement, creating a shared local business model, and providing families with healthy, affordable food. By raising her level of awareness of food distribution and local food supply, she became passionate about the integration of local food systems and how such systems improve the local economy and improve community food security.
At Sterling College, she brings her skills in leadership, facilitation, and community organization to help students thrive in Sterling College’s experiential learning culture. She focuses on creating and providing an environment where students have a positive and safe learning experience.
|B.A. in Music and Anthropology||College of William & Mary|
|Graduate course work in Ethnomusicology and Folklore||Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada|
Interests:Playing music, playing puzzles, spinning yarns on porches and exploring the outdoors of the Northeast Kingdom and beyond with her partner and her pup.
Three Books You Recommend?
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
My Antonia by Willa Cather