Harvest Cycle Coordinator
Katie Murphy is serving at Groundwork as an Americorps VISTA, focusing on expanding the Harvest Cycle compost program. Before joining Groundwork, Katie worked with Earth Appliance Organics, a local compost depot and pickup service run by Providence resident Michael Bradlee; and Farm Fresh RI, a local food hub working to rebuild Rhode Island’s foodshed. She spent her first year out of college volunteering full-time for The Climate Mobilization, a climate change think-tank and advocacy group. She is a member of the Zero Waste Providence compost working group, which is working to see 100 percent of food waste composted city-wide. In particular, she is fascinated by the transformative potential of localized composting hubs for the health and prosperity of urban neighborhoods. Originally from from New York, she holds an undergraduate degree in Contemplative Studies from Brown University, and plans to pursue graduate studies in Urban Planning and Policy.