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Alexa Selden

Alexa Selden
Food Literacy Corps Member

What is your educational background? 
I graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in June 2018 with my Bachelor of Science in nutrition.

In which schools are you in currently serving?
Bret Harte, Susan B. Anthony, PS7 and Parkway

Why did you choose to do a year of AmeriCorps service?
I’ve always known that I wanted to help people. After graduation doing a year of service felt like a natural next step. I am in love with the mission of the Food Literacy Center and am excited to be on the front line helping to fight childhood obesity!

Favorite moment in the classroom so far?
When the kids call me ‘miss avocado lady.’

What is the most interesting fruit and/or vegetable you’ve tried this year?
Jujube! We went on a tour of the farmers market and tried jujube for the first time. They are the size of a tomato but taste like an apple, and are an awesome addition to any salad!

How have you grown, or what skills are you stretching into?
Being an Americorps member for the Food Literacy Center has really pushed me out of my comfort zone. I have found myself taking on leadership roles that I never expected of myself.

What do you plan to do with the skills you gain at Food Literacy Center?
Change the World! I hope to use everything I have learned and apply it to my future career (whatever that may be) and continue to be a positive advocate in impacting our food system.

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