Ms. Pellerin primarily wor-ks with individuals and small farm producers who have limited access to resources, according to an announcement from the Smith County Extension office.
“It is my job to educate, motivate and to reconnect people to each other in their communities so that each community can decrease their limitations and increase productivity,” she said in a statement. “That's how communities grow and thrive.”
In addition to developing new projects, Ms. Pellerin plans to continue projects started by her predecessor, George Green, to include the Tyler East Texas Food Bank Community Garden and the Lakeside 4-H Club.
Ms. Pellerin coordinated a volunteer-based study hall program for school-aged youth living in a socially disadvantaged area of Nashville, Tenn., and was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship that allowed her to co-teach an animal studies class at Nashville's Overton High School. She also has volunteered with the 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiative.
Contact Pellerin at email@example.com or call the Smith County Extension office at 903-590-2980.