Evelyn joined Food Literacy Center in 2019 as Program Manager. She believes in making healthy eating accessible to every community and has been an advocate for policy and environmental changes that create healthy outcomes for families.
She has 6 years of experience providing nutrition education to the public, including closely working with the 5th largest school district in California, Fresno Unified. She brings her experience training teachers to make healthy eating a fun topic for young children, providing family workshops, and being an active member of multiple school district wellness policy committees. Certified as a Master Technical Advising Professional with the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement, she has helped students and teachers take ownership of their lunchroom, nudging students to make healthier choices. She has been trained in school and community gardens from LifeLab on garden-based learning and outdoor classroom management.
In 2018 she received a STAR Award from the University of California for her contributions to the Fresh Grub Initiative, which led to Fresno Unified implementing a new policy to procure more local produce for student lunches.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutritional Science from California State University, Fresno, where she also served two terms as secretary for the university’s Students Dietetic Association.