Mitch Klein is the 2020-2021 Americorps VISTA at the Gandhi Institute. Originally from just outside of Philly, Mitch attended the University of Rochester and graduated in 2020 with a B.A. in Environmental Humanities. Mitch fell in love with Rochester over their four years at UR, and especially loves all the festivals and gardens that flourish in the summer (although they like the snow in the winter too!). They are excited to give back to Rochester and to learn even more about the city. Mitch is particularly passionate about environmental sustainability, and they believe that urban gardens hold the key to sustainable and strong communities. Mitch is also a huge fan of classical music. They have been playing the trumpet for over a decade, and they recently started learning the piano. Mitch also enjoys biking through the city when it’s not covered in a foot of snow and cooking no matter what weather is going on outside!