Students and Staff

’15-’16 Leadership Team

Marisa Benasutti

Junior, Major in Food Policy and Sustainable Agriculture, French Minor
I love to cook and try new things. The creative cooking aspect of campus kitchen is the best part! I also love to travel, do yoga, hike and camp.

Darius Gray

Oscar Martinez-Armenta

Oscar Martinez-Armenta is a senior chemistry student. When he is not playing scientist, he is engaging in work that helps the Augsburg community, as well as the surrounding communities. If you see Oscar around, say “hello” and/or give him a hi-5.

Wilson Musabyimana

I am a Marketing Major, this is my Senior Year. I enjoy helping out with Campus Kitchen because it is a way to learn about the community while also helping out. I also really enjoy preparing the food and learning about different recipes or food and getting to try them out.

Otter Pinske

I’m Otter – a Junior and Social Psychology major. I like helping people and making sure their basic needs are met.

Ismail Said

Hannah Thiry

My name is Hannah, and I’m a junior biology major. I’m involved with the Honors Program, Sabo Scholars, am a Campus Ministry Deacon, and the Augsburg Choir. I participate in Campus Kitchens because I believe that food is an innate human right that goes beyond boundaries. Food brings people together and fosters community, across all fronts and divisions of people.


Yasmin Abdulaya – MN Healthcorps VISTA

My name is Yasmin and I’m an Auggie alum. I studied biology and religion while I attended Augsburg. Currently, I’m serving as the College Health Corps VISTA volunteer for this year at Augsburg College, serving with the Augsburg Campus Kitchen and Health Commons. My favorite part of the Campus Kitchen is being able to work with different age groups of people such as elderly, college students, and youth. The elderly are most entertaining of course because I get a chance to learn about their whole life story after spending only few hours with them.

Allyson Green – Director

Allyson joined the Campus Kitchen in Fall 2014 after completing an MS in Environmental Justice and Environmental Health. While in graduate school, she spent her time organizing students and digging in the dirt with the University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program and Campus Farm. Her previous experience includes public health research on small-scale gold mining in Ghana, environmental education in Milwaukee, community outreach on water quality and coal mining in Appalachia, and science education research and service learning at Calvin College. She works with food because everyone eats food – it’s a common ground issue that is connected to myriad complex environmental and social issues. When she’s not serving meals or gardening with students, she can be found canning, making homemade ice cream, or wandering in the woods with a Wendell Berry book in hand.