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Caroline Hoff


Caroline (she/her) is a Small Planet Institute Democracy Intern, currently taking a gap semester from Middlebury College and planning on majoring in Political Science while minoring in Environmental Studies and French. Caroline grew up in the Boston area and is most passionate about environmental justice, the implementation of clean energy, and protecting democracy through education and governmental transparency. She also has an interest in legal ethics and is an active participant in Mock Trial and Model UN in school. Outside of the classroom, Caroline is an avid scuba diver and cellist, and enjoys spending her free time immersed in the outdoors.

Democracy Intern



Democracy Intern

Ethan (he/him) is a Small Planet Institute Democracy Intern and a freshman at Oberlin College. He hopes to combat environmental degradation by deconstructing social, political, and economic hierarchies, which he considers the most important cause of our time. To that end, he is interested in studying sociology and environmental science. In his spare time, Ethan enjoys reading, games, practicing mixed martial arts, and playing music.

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Social Media Coordinator 

Porscha (she/her) is a Small Planet Institute Intern, and a senior at Suffolk University double majoring in International Relations and English Literature. She is specifically interested in addressing environmental and political inequality, hoping to combat social injustice and provide everyone a space to feel heard. She also has a passion for education and enabling the community to reach out and understand their rights and responsibilities. In her academics, Porscha is a Resident Assistant and is hoping to join a few more clubs throughout the year. Outside of academics and work, she enjoys playing music, video games, and reading. 



Timothy A. Wise (he/him), Food and Agriculture Policy Advisor, directed the Land and Food Rights Program at Small Planet Institute from 2016-2020. He is now a Senior Advisor on the Future of Food with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in Minneapolis. He previously directed the Research and Policy Program at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute. With a background as an economic journalist and an international development practitioner, Wise’s research and writing have covered U.S. farm policies, trade and agricultural development, agricultural biodiversity, food prices and biofuels, and Mexico’s maize economy under the threat of genetically modified maize. Wise's 2019 book, Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food, on small versus large-scale agriculture in the battle to feed the world, draws on fieldwork in Mexico, Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, and India. Wise previously was Executive Director of Grassroots International and a writer and editor at Dollars & Sense magazine.


See Tim's author web page for a full catalog of his work, and subscribe for updates on his writing and speaking.

 Follow Timothy on Twitter: @timothyawise



1-4 Dedicated desks in co-working Harvard Square space


Available Now! sunny, spacious, friendly Harvard Square office with your own dedicated desk(s). Small Planet Institute is seeking to share its beautiful, open-concept Harvard Square office only 1 block from Harvard T with other individuals or groups! 
1-4 dedicated desks are
available at $300/month per desk and comes with 24/7 access to a charming-yet-modern office space offering: 

·       Part or all of 130 square feet of open space in SPI’s second floor office 

·       24-hour access to leased space 

·       Additional SPI space when not needed by SPI and scheduled at least 24 hours in advance 

·       High speed wireless internet access 

·       Color and B&W printing 

·       Access to private meeting space 

·       Ultra-convenient Harvard Square location, steps from public transit, across the street from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, adjacent to many restaurants, shops, banking, and other business services 

·       Furnished, comfortable, ergonomic workspace (will work with you to provide what is best for you in the space) 

·       Access to full kitchenette with refrigerator, coffee maker, tea kettle, toaster oven, and convenient washroom 

·       Weekly professional cleaning, and trash and recycling removal 

·       Utilities connected with the premises covered in rent including electricity, heating, and air conditioning. 

·       A supportive, collaborative environment for social benefit do-ers, dreamers, and thinkers. 


Flexible month-to-month rental options, and can choose to rent from 1 to all 4 desks. 
We're a small, dedicated team in an organization that for 20 years has enjoyed sharing space with like-minded others working on democracy, climate, food, and social justice issues. This space is perfect for a small non-profit or individuals looking for a working space outside of home. 

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Please note: for all our safety, we are requiring all subletters and their visitors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 

Contact us for more information. 

671-871-6609 or  

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