My name is CJ. I’ve just relocated to the Pioneer Valley from Philadelphia, and am excited to introduce myself as an intern here at the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum for the 2017 Season! I am transferring to UMASS Amherst from Drexel University, where I’d spent the last three years studying Environmental Conservation, Politics, and Law. Working at PPH provides me a very special opportunity to gain hands-on access to information about the history of agricultural practices and economies in the united states, as well as the shifting socioeconomic landscapes that influence those practices. This kind of knowledge helps propel me towards long-term goals in the green nonprofit sector, where I hope to one day start an organization to coordinate sustainable agricultural businesses throughout the United States.