Emily Minge began working in LSP’s Policy Department in January 2018 as the coordinator for the Family Farm Breakfast at the Capitol. Following the breakfast, she stayed on staff through the summer of 2018 to support the department’s work fighting the proposed Catalpa factory farm in southeastern Minnesota’s Fillmore County. She then left for the remainder of 2018 and 2019 to pursue other work but completed LSP’s 2019 Organizing and Social Change Cohort and learned more about how to become a powerful organizer and leader. In January 2020, Emily came back on staff to plan that year’s Family Farm Breakfast, but had to pivot and adapt when COVID-19 hit and an in-person gathering was no longer possible. She led the first ever remote lobby effort to keep LSP’s voice present and strong during the Minnesota state legislative session. In July 2020, Emily began fulltime with the Land Stewardship Action Fund to support and drive forward the electoral organizing work leading up to the 2020 election and beyond. Emily is a born and raised Minneapolitan, but briefly left to attend the University of Washington-Seattle, where she studied Medical Anthropology and International Studies. Outside of work, she spends her time cross country skiing, running, reading, and finding the best green tea in town.