Meet the Team: Enna Marks-Grant
Enna Marks-Grant is a Farmers’ Market Assistant this summer, funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Their role has focused on market administration, including invoicing and creating market maps, as well as fostering connecting and customer experience at the market. Enna has also been assisting in the coordination of art shows and exhibits at 10C.
Enna completed secondary school at the Etobicoke School of the Arts, where they built their education and skills in dance. Post-secondary, Enna studied anthropology at the University of Guelph and has enrolled at Humber for International Development. After their undergrad, Enna moved to Halifax for six months, mixing paint at the Benjamin Moore paint shop and reconnecting with nature. They moved on to work for various unique and community-oriented organizations, including the Black Heritage Society and Grassroots Market and Studio, both here in Guelph.
Enna first heard about 10C when working for Grassroots, who used the Nourish Kitchen at 10C to make some of their products. 10C made a positive impression on Enna, “Just seeing how welcoming everyone was and the opportunity they had to make food in 10C’s kitchen without needing to own one themselves was really really beautiful and really made me happy.”
Enna aspires to organize publicly engaging fundraising that is also affordable and accessible to people of all walks of life. Working at 10C has helped to develop their career. “I feel this is exactly the right track that I need to be on to be able to create the events that I want to do for the future. The events have to have art at the centre, and it has to be interactive.”
In their spare time, Enna loves to plan and attend events, enjoys sampling local restaurants, and dances at improv events. You can find them at the market or enjoying a Taste of Downtown sandwich from Cornerstone at the 10C office.