Bryn Athyn College Alumni Magazine Fall/Winter 2017-18 - Page 10

CHARTER DAY Advancement Officer Chloé Kund (BA '14) welcomes alumni and friends. Becca Smith Lincoln Smith Becca recently graduated with a master’s in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. She worked for six years as a defense and national security analyst after obtaining her M.A. in in- ternational affairs from George Washington University. She spent four of those years with the Center for Strategic and International Stud- ies and two years at the Pentagon, serving first in the Strategy Of- fice and then in the Middle East Policy Office. She gradu- ated from Bryn Athyn College in 2003 with a degree in French and Eng- lish. Becca enjoys the challenge of raising three hu- mans and is an ac- tive member of the Washington New Church. She runs the local Theta Alpha women’s volunteer orga- nization and directs the Parent Service Program at the Washington New Church School. Her in- terests include U.S. history and foreign affairs, the Middle East, Islam and Muslim-Christian relations, Arabic, and sustainable agriculture. Lincoln is help- ing create a shift toward forest agri- culture, a farming approach mod- eled on the forest ecosystem and designed to restore environmen- tal health while producing an abundance of food and supplies for people. Lincoln founded and runs Forested (est. 2012), a forest garden com- pany in Mitchellville, Maryland. He tests forest- farming methods, trains aspiring forest farmers, and designs new forest farms and edible parks. Produce from his 10-acre forest garden goes to farm share customers and to supplying chef din- ners hosted in the garden. Lincoln is passionate about production ecosystems and lectures on forest gardening at a wide range of venues such as the US Botanical Garden, University of Mary- land, PASA, and Bryn Athyn College. Lincoln grew up in Mitchellville, in the Washington New Church congregation where he now lives and works. He earned a bachelor’s in English at Bryn Athyn College and has been using the critical thinking and communication skills he learned there ever since. He then earned a Master of Arts in landscape design from the Conway School of Landscape Design and worked in high-end land- scape architecture for five years before [[‘ܙ\Y [&\ܚ\Y[X]\Yۂ][ۘ[[ܘ\X[\[\\YYXKLH HH  H H H