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Brita Olson - Sandpoint, Idaho

Submitted by Amaya Amigo - Boise, Idaho

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Brita has taken initiatives to help promote sustainable food choices and educates others to do the same.

Brita Olson is a junior at the University of Idaho from Sandpoint, Idaho. She is studying Biology with a minor in Spanish.

This year, she is the events coordinator for the University of Idaho's Sustainability center so she gets to put on all sorts of fun events on campus. She is also the president of a club on campus called Soil Stewards which is a student led farm who's goal is "Growing towards a sustainable future". The club promotes the preservation of natural resources and sustainability through community outreach, research, and experiential learning. Due to this passion she has helped determined this year the "year of food" for the sustainability center's events.

The Oxfam America Club at the University of Idaho is giving this year's Oxfam Women Leadership award to Brita because she has taken initiatives to help promote sustainable food choices and educates others to do the same. She is a leader and strives to make our community a better place. She is working on getting more local and organic food into our dining services as well. When Brita is not busy with classes or research, she loves getting outdoors and back to nature. ​

This story was submitted as part of Oxam America's International Women's Day initiative to honor women working to right the wrongs of poverty and hunger. Honorees are selected independently by Oxfam supporters. Selection does not imply endorsement or other support from Oxfam America.

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