Our Staff

Lesley Moore

Executive Director

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Lesley is thrilled to join SECIA as its next Executive Director. Lesley has worked in nonprofit and community organizing –  in the arts, social services, education, youth services and environment and sustainability – mainly focused in fund and organizational development, as well as administration and programs. With her community organizing experience and education in permaculture/systems thinking, social work, and business she seeks to support SECIA and the SE Como neighborhood as a servant leader to create more caring, just, and equitable communities for all. 

Whether you have been involved with SECIA for a long time or SECIA is new to you, I would love to meet and connect with you. Contact me at [email protected] if you would be interested in finding a time to talk about what matters most to you in our neighborhood.

Gregory Gallenberger

Communications & Community Building Intern

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Gregory, a senior majoring in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota, deeply appreciates how urban infrastructure shapes communities. Coming from a remote area, he’s fascinated by how urban living fosters fulfilling lives. Urban studies allow him to celebrate and unite communities.

Makena Fitzpatrick

Communications & Community Building Intern

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Third year student at the University of Minnesota studying Political Science and Philosophy. Coordinated the recent Como Cares Produce Distributions with Off Campus Living and East Side Neighborhood Services. Coordinated National Night Out with Off Campus Living

Sairoong Brunner

Garden Intern

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Sairoong is excited to join SECIA as one of the garden interns. She is excited to learn from the neighborhood’s different garden spaces, and hopes to build community relationships with the gardens and among each other! Sairoong plans to graduate from the University of Minnesota this fall with a major in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, as well as minors in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems and Urban Studies. In their free time, Sairoong enjoys cooking, doodling, learning about plants & rocks, and exploring the outdoors. 

Piper Gallivan

Garden Intern

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Senior studying Environmental Science, Policy, and Management with minors in Sustainability Studies and Forest Ecosystem Management & Conservation.
Focuses on Fairshare Farm administration
Supports garden work days, Art in the Garden events, and SECIA events.