Katie Bernal joined tbe TVF staff in 2017 after completing her term as an Americorps member. Growing up, Katie raised livestock with her county's 4-H club where she developed a deep love of farming. When she graduated from Grove City College she began her first Americorps experience as a Teach for America science teacher in rural South Carolina. After teaching middle school science for several years she moved to Arizona where she discovered TVF. She immediately identified it as her "dream job" and joined the team. When she's not on the farm, she can be found hiking, woodworking, baking, or visiting her family's cattle ranch in Pennsylvania. Katie's favorite vegetable is asparagus.