Carmen Raggio learned at a young age how to cook stuffed zucchini and can fresh peaches in her grandparents’ kitchen in the heart of central California. A strong believer in the ability of food to cross cultural and generational lines, Carmen knows that good food builds both your body and your spirit.
Carmen has fifteen years of operations, human resources, customer service, and logistics experience, and has spent ten years in nonprofit education. As Work-Study Program Director at Cristo Rey High School Sacramento, Carmen directed a program of 400 high school students and over 100 community business partners. Carmen also assisted the Cristo Rey Network in developing the national training curriculum for corporate partners. An early supporter of Food Literacy Center, Carmen was the first Board Member of the organization, serving as Program Chair on the original team that developed the nonprofit’s curriculum and evaluation tools.
Carmen re-joined the Food Literacy Team as Program Director in 2018. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Women’s Studies from Saint Mary’s College of California, a Master’s degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, Sacramento, and is a graduate of the Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce’s Catalyst Leadership Program. Carmen is also an Executive Coach and facilitates a Women in Non-Profit Leadership training group. A native of the Sacramento region, Carmen is committed to increasing health and opportunity for her community.