Angelic Organics Learning Center welcomes new executive director

Angelic Organics Learning Center (AOLC) announced that Jackie de Batista is the new executive director at Angelic Organics Learning Center.

De Batista received a Master of Arts degree in environmental studies, sustainable development and policy, in 2015 from the University of Illinois Springfield and received a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife ecology in 1994 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She most recently has been the extension educator for 4-H Youth Development with the University of Illinois Extension, Unit 1 serving Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties.

De Batista is also a farmer managing a 205 acres sustainable family farm and is a past graduate of Angelic Organics Learning Center’s Farm Beginnings program and a past CRAFT steering
committee member.