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Danielle de la Rosa
Food Literacy Corps Member

Danielle de la Rosa is an AmeriCorps member serving with Food Literacy Center’s first cohort of Food Literacy Corps. She joined the Food Literacy Corps in September 2016 and will complete her term in July 2017. Danielle is responsible for teaching food literacy curriculum at 3 low-income elementary schools, and volunteer coordination including recruitment, retention, and recognition. 

Danielle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology: Organizational Studies with two minors in Communication and Community Regional Development from the University of California – Davis.

Why did you choose to do a year of AmeriCorps service?

Last spring, I completed a program internship with the Food Literacy Center and loved it! After graduation from college, I knew I wanted to continue being a part of the food movement, so when I found out Food Literacy Center received an award from AmeriCorps I was excited for the opportunity to serve the Sacramento community.

Favorite moment in the classroom this year?

Watching the kids encourage each other to try different fruits and veggies!

What is the most interesting fruit or vegetable you’ve tried this year?

Persimmons!

What do you plan to do with the skills you’ve gained at Food Literacy Center this year (what’s next)?

After my service is over, I plan on applying for positions related to public health, so that I gain more experience before applying to graduate school.

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