Food Literacy Corps Member
What is your educational background?
I earned a Hospitality Business degree from Michigan State University in 2017.
In which schools are you currently serving?
John Cabrillo, Leataata Floyd, PS7, and Parkway Elementary Schools
Why did you choose to do a year of AmeriCorps
I wanted to gain experience working with kids in the nutrition field and get to serve while doing it! Americorps was a perfect opportunity to do a gap year after college while working for a good cause.
Favorite moment in the classroom so far?
When I see the kids attitudes changed towards healthy eating! Some are so adamant that they won’t like it but once they try it they literally beg for more!
What is the most interesting fruit and/or vegetable
you’ve tried this year?
How have you grown, or what skills are you stretching
have learned classroom management skills, teamwork, confidence with public speaking, and how to relate with kids.
What do you plan to do with the skills you gain at Food
I hope to take what I’ve learned here and bring it with me to my next job as I explore different realms of the food systems and positive changes we can make together for a healthier world