Introducing Laddy DeLuca Lowell, Commonwealth Corps member!
What’s your educational background?
I am from a small town called Aurora, Maine but moved to Worcester in 2016 to study at Clark University. I just graduated this year with a major in International Development & Social Change.
What’s your professional background?
Most of my professional work comes from participating in summer internships for local organizations. I have done a summer internship with an indigenous rights organization called Cultural Survival based out of Cambridge, MA. I also was a summer intern with the REC YouthGROW program and have continued working with them as a Commonwealth Corps member.
What sparked your interest to work with the REC?
The YouthGROW program is mostly what caught my attention. The program allows local youth to learn how to farm and develop leadership skills while also getting paid. The program does a great job in building community and centering relationship building in its work.
What do you spend time doing outside of work?
Swimming is one of my favorite things to do. I was on the swim team in high school but would much rather swim for fun in an ocean or lake. I’ve also been reading a lot lately and riding my new moped!
If you were a vegetable, which one would you be?
Maybe kale! Whenever I go to the Main South farm, it’s always the kale patch that catches my eye.