americorpscalifornia_volunteers

Members

  • adalyn Adalyn

    Adalyn graduated from Brown University in May 2013 with a degree in environmental science, focusing in sustainable food and agriculture. After graduation, she was looking for a way to combine her love of food, plants and nutrition to educate citizens and improve local food systems. Through the Silicon Valley HealthCorps, she is teaching a nutrition and gardening class to grades...
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  • adelaide Adelaide

    Adelaide grew up in Alabama and moved the Bay Area to attend Stanford University. As a student in the Earth Systems department, she explored food and agriculture issues in the classroom and through volunteer work with local nonprofits. Now, she’s happy to get her hands dirty, work with kids, and see how ideas from class play out in the real...
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  • ashley Ashley

    Ashley is stoked to be a part of SVHC. She got into food politics about two years ago after reading “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and never looked back. She graduated in 2013 from UC Berkeley, where she studied Sustainable Food Systems and taught organic urban gardening to her peers. She will expand on this passion with CommUniverCity’s Garden to Table efforts...
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  • carly Carly

    As a freshman at Santa Clara University, Carly visited the bare plot of land that would become the Forge Garden. In the four years since then, the dedicated efforts of students, faculty and volunteers have transformed the space into a beautiful and productive garden. Likewise, the Bronco Urban Gardens program has expanded outwards into the community, enhancing ecological literacy...
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  • chara Chara

    Chara is forever a student of life, following the spirit, brain, and stomach. She is just trying her best to do what’s right for herself and the world, which she can do as a member of Silicon Valley HealthCorps! She enjoys playing guitar, drawing, animating, and being involved in the community.

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  • colleen Colleen

    After attending college in Philadelphia and receiving a B.A. in Spanish with a concentration in Gender and Sexuality Studies in May of 2011, Colleen is excited to be back home in the Bay Area growing food and building community. Following graduation she worked at two different farms, gaining invaluable knowledge about organic food production and natural process farming. ...
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  • dave Dave

    Dave is enthused to be working in the fields and getting his hands dirty at Veggielution through Silicon Valley HeathCorps. After earning a degree in Biological Systems Engineering from UC-Davis, he served as an agricultural volunteer in Mali with Peace Corps. After doing time in the cubicle as a technical writer, he set out to travel around the world but...
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  • hannah Hannah

    Hannah is originally from Indianapolis She graduated from Stanford last Spring with a degree in Human Biology. Her concentration was Human Performance and Nutrition, which was where she discovered her love for healthy food. While at Stanford, Hannah competed as a sprinter on the track and field team, enjoyed taking swing dancing lessons, and cooking dinner for her dorm on...
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  • jacqueline Jacqueline

    Jacqueline is the Community Engagement Coordinator at La Mesa Verde in San Jose. She is from Madera, CA, and a recent graduate of Cornell University where she completed her B.S. degree in the Division of Nutritional Sciences with complementary minors in Global Health, Inequality Studies and Globalization, Ethnicity & Development. As someone interested in the interconnectivity of public health, environmental...
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  • jessica Jessica

    Jessica was born and raised in the Bay Area and never dreamed she could find a way to help her home so much. She is a first-year HealthCorps member and is excited to get started with making some positive changes in her community. She credits her theatre background for fostering her yearning to be a part of something bigger than...
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  • keri Keri

    Keri is serving her SVHC term as a Youth Educator at Veggielution Community Farm in San Jose. Born and raised in Woodland, CA, she graduated from San Jose State with a B.S. in Nutrition. During her time at SJSU, Keri became extremely interested in food disparities relating to income and race, as well as the many other injustices and elusive...
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  • lan Lan

    Lan is excited to work at Garden to Table, just a mile away from the neighborhood where she grew up. A recent graduate from UC-Berkeley, she studied Environmental Sciences and Southeast Asian Studies and has worked with youth as a community organizer, teacher, and mentor. Her interest in environmental justice has taken her around the globe to Vietnam and...
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  • lydia Lydia

    Born in the warm Coastal waters of Sinaloa Mexico, brought into this country as contraband, grew up in the fields of the Central Valley. Daughter of farm workers, mother to a Sun, she currently finds herself back where her father began many moons ago. Back in the fields, picking and harvesting under the warm sun, yet also merging her Expressive...
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  • Maranda Maranda

    Maranda grew up in a small town in Maine and earned her Environmental Studies degree from Skidmore College. While at Skidmore, Maranda researched local food policies, recorded a CD with her a capella group, worked as a short-order cook, and started singing opera. A year abroad took her to Tanzania, India, New Zealand, and Mexico to study the impacts of...
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  • Megan-Photo Megan

    Megan is a 22-year-old, recent graduate of UC-Santa Cruz. While pursuing a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in Education, she developed a passion for food justice and social equity in today’s schools. Megan has interned in several school gardens and truly believes that easing access to healthy food can help children lead healthier lives. Nothing makes her happier...
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  • Mika-Photo Mika

    Mika is excited and grateful for the opportunity to work on the Veggielution farm crew. Having graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied environmental studies and creative writing, she is ready to get her hands dirty putting theory into practice. Mika developed her passion for farming on two small, organic farms in New York and New Jersey, where she...
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  • Mona-Photo Mona

    Mona joined AmeriCorps to teach youth the connection between gardening and nature. Her interests are vermi composting, seed development, experimental plant science, and her favorite the pollinators. She grew up here in the Silicon Valley and has watched farms and orchards diminish over the years. Coming from a family of farm/orchard workers, she is extremely passionate about teaching a part...
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  • Nina-Photo Nina

    Nina is excited to join the Silicon Valley HealthCorps for a second year as a Youth Educator at Veggielution Community Farm. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nina explored her interests in food, biology and chemistry at UC-Davis, where she received a B.S. in Nutritional Biochemistry in 2011. She joined the Veggielution team to learn and grow with the students...
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  • Ruth-Photo Ruth

    After studying archaeology and Arabic at Harvard University, with a side job as a professional travel writer, Ruth moved to San Francisco looking for something new. She facilitated school art programs for grades K-8 in studios and galleries at the de Young Museum, blending observation-based art study with California history and a little bit of science. She also found her...
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  • Sara-photo Sara

    Sara graduated from Hampshire College with a self-designed degree in Economic Development, Social Movements, and Latin American Studies. She spent a year teaching human rights, leadership, civic engagement, and environmental justice with various organizations in the Bronx, NY. She moved to California to join the established Food Justice movement as a member of the Silicon Valley HealthCorps. She is...
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  • Stephanie-Photo Stephanie

    Originally from Texas, Stephanie lived in both New York City and England before moving to the Bay Area. While in New York, she attended the City University of New York-Queens College, where she studied political science. After the completion of her bachelor’s degree, Stephanie received a scholarship to attend the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester...
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  • Tawna-Website-Photo Tawna

    Tawna grew up on the Central Coast of California in a small farming community and in 2012 graduated from UC-Santa Cruz with a degree in Environmental Studies and Latin American/Latino Studies. Tawna has traveled throughout Latin America studying food trade routes, land history and agroecology. She chose to work in San Jose because it is such an amazingly diverse place,...
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