Healthy Foods VISTA
Tessa Wieneke joined ACEnet in August 2022 as the Fresh and Healthy Foods VISTA through the Ohio CDC AmeriCorps VISTA program. Tessa will spend the next year assisting with evaluation design, training, and infrastructure support to provide farming and specialty food entrepreneurs with resources, infrastructure, skills and strategies to start and expand their operations into profitable businesses that support sustainable livelihoods, while simultaneously increasing the diversity and safety in the local food economy.
Tessa graduated from Ohio University in May 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Conservation Biology, a minor in Psychology, and a certificate in Environmental Studies. She is interested in sustainable development, food systems, and building relationships within the community through ACEnet. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, cooking, and caring for her pets.