Zoe Hansen-DiBello is a Providence, RI native who now resides in the South Coast of Massachusetts. Zoe graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2008 and is currently working towards a PhD in Educational Leadership at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Zoe has worked for the Marion Institute since 2009 and co-founded the Grow Education Program in 2013, which she manages in New Bedford Public Schools. Grow Education seeks to empower public school teachers and students through the creation of school-based gardens. Zoe is a graduate of Leadership SouthCoast, serves on the Education Roundtable in New Bedford and has been a Big Sister to a New Bedford student for the past three years.