Maddie Swanborn

Secretary/Visual Design Lead, Class of 2021

Hello! My name is Maddie and I am the Secretary and Visual Design Lead for Real Food this year. Real Food has provided me with a community where I can share my passions for sustainability, activism, and food with incredible people.

Moving to Boston after being born and raised in Seattle, I was shocked to learn that not everyone is as dedicated to composting as I am. Having grown up in a household that produces more compost than trash, when I got to BC I began searching for a way to help others understand the significance of food waste and the methods we can use to reduce it. 

Stumbling into a Real Food E-Board meeting my freshman year was one of the best things I have ever done. I feel honored to be surrounded by people who are just as dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable food system as I am. It has been incredible to see the tangible changes that have been made on BC’s campus in just four years. From the development of our composting system and garden to the movement towards reusable and compostable containers in the dining halls. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for Real Food and the impact that it will continue to make on the BC community.