Appleseed welcomes new Weitz fellow Tori Ostenso

Tori Ostenso is a Weitz Fellow at Nebraska Appleseed. She recently graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Tori Ostenso is a Weitz Fellow at Nebraska Appleseed. She recently graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Appleseed is very pleased to welcome Tori Ostenso as Appleseed’s Weitz Fellow working with our Economic Justice & Health Care Access programs.

The fellowship is supported by the Weitz Family Foundation of Omaha and places recent Carleton College graduates with non-profits in Lincoln and Omaha for one-year fellowships.

At Appleseed, Tori will be doing important work to fight poverty, increase health care access, and reduce food insecurity in Nebraska. She will be supporting our Field Team’s community outreach efforts and helping the statewide Enroll Nebraska coalition.

Tori recently graduated from Carleton College, in Northfield, Minnesota, with a degree in American Studies, where much of her coursework focused around current social justice issues in the U.S. At Carleton, Tori was involved in community organizing, focusing on issues related to food insecurity and immigrant rights.

A native of northern Wisconsin, Tori also is enthusiastic about gardening and outdoor activities.

“I am a proud Midwesterner,” Tori said, “and I am excited to get to know the state of Nebraska and all of you.”

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