the grlsquash board

a dynamic group of grls dedicated to furthering the grlsquash mission.  


Madison trapkin


Madison founded grlsquash in April 2018 with jess graham, her best coast bff. Madison is finishing up her time in the gastronomy master's program at boston university, mothering her plant babies, and working as a freelance writer with contributions to gather journal + the boston globe. 


jess graham

co-founder + graphic designer

jess is the co-founder of grlsquash and graphic designer extraordinaire. Jess lives in LA and is passionate about cat cafes, street tacos, and making good font choices. 

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community outreach director

SAM is a Cambridge-based freelance writer and editor currently finishing up her gastronomy degree at BU where her focus is food policy. check out more of sam’s work here.


dahlia snaiderman

managing copy editor

Dahlia is a food writer, cook, and creator of the podcast snack judgement. Originally from Toronto, She lives for lasagna, dumplings, orange creamsicles, and queso fundido.


laurel Greenfield


Laurel is A boston-based ARTIST, owner of laurel Greenfield art, bu gastronomy graduate, co-host of the podcast the cake they didn't eat, and tour guide for bites of boston food tours. 


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Planned parenthood league of Massachusetts is dedicated to protecting and promoting sexual and reproductive health and freedom of choice by providing clinical services, education and advocacy. their vision is that sexual health is essential to every person's well-being. learn more about them here.

summer 2018 partner



BARCC is dedicated to providing free, confidential support and services to survivors of sexual violence ages 12 and up and their families and friends. They work with survivors of all genders, from the immediate time of crisis to years later. You can reach their hotline by phone 24-7 at 800-841-8371 or web chat 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. every day. learn more about barcc here.

winter 2018-spring 2019 partner


museum of food and drink (mofad)

MOFAD is a new kind of museum that brings the world of food to life with exhibits you can taste, touch, and smell. they inspire public curiosity about food, what it means, and how it connects with the world around us.

their goal is to be the world’s premier food museum and a global educational resource that inspires generations of curious eaters of all ages and backgrounds.

Join the effort by donatingjoining, or volunteering.

winter 2018-spring 2019 partner