Rural Community Builder Name: Emily Whittier

Community: The Dalles (serving Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Klickitat, and Skamania)

Role: RARE – Wasco County Extension, OSU

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Community Connector

Recognized by: RARE Supervisor

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB: Emily is providing leadership and support to a network of other RARE and AmeriCorps members in our region to carry-out food systems and other wellbeing projects to improve our community and build connections.