americorpscalifornia_volunteers

Members

  • aly Aly

    Aly grew up in Kansas City where she nurtured a passion for cooking and nutrition. She attended Cornell University to study nutrition science and discovered her love of community nutrition and garden education after working for Cornell Cooperative Extension. She decided to pursue the dietetics profession and received her Registered Dietitian credential after attending a community-based dietetic internship at Hunter...
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  • Ana virgen photo Ana

    Ana was born in San Jose, California and raised in Gilroy, the Garlic Capital of the World. She received her Bachelors in Health Education from San Francisco State University in Spring 2014. After graduating from college, she moved back to Santa Clara County to find the opportunity to work for her community. Now as a HealthCorps member, Ana will be...
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  • Ashley Ellis Photo Ashley

    Originally from Los Angeles, with brief stints in Georgia and Florida, Ashley is loving her new digs in San José. Ashley is the Farm Coordinator for Garden to Table’s new 1 acre urban farm in the heart of downtown San José. She also helps administer Garden to Table’s Garden and Nutrition Education program. Ashley is motivated by a desire to bridge the...
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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 and...
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  • CTaylor Photo_crop Caroline

    Caroline believes in the power of community and has a personal commitment to social justice through community-based organizing and education. A New Jersey native and recent college graduate, Caroline earned a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Human Service Studies as well as minored in Spanish and Non-Violence Studies at Elon University in North Carolina. She was actively involved in service...
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  • Claudia website pic Claudia

    Claudia is a San Jose native and mother of an adventerous 3 year old. While pursuing her education in Spanish to one day become a teacher, she hope to learn many skills involving community outreach and teaching others how to live a healthier lifestyle while working with Silicon Valley Health Corps. She is very excited to learn many skills to...
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  • DCIM100GOPRO Emily

    Emily was born and raised along the beaches of New Jersey.She graduated in 2011 from the University of South Alabama with a B.S. degree in Meteorology. She then moved to the Bay Area to attend graduate school at San Jose State University where she just recently graduated with a M.A. in Communication studies with focus on Environmental Communication. Emily is...
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  • Erin Morris Photo Erin

    Erin Morris is a recent graduate of UC Davis with a degree in International Agricultural Development. During her time in school, she split her time between studying plant science and community development, volunteering at various agricultural events, and working for Unitrans, a student-run transportation company. Through school and an internship on a Jamaican farm, she became passionate about providing local...
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  • Janaki Photo Janaki

    Janaki has been on a journey to connect youth to the natural and edible worlds for the past 9 years. With a B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois, she has been a Field Science Educator for Naturebridge in Yosemite, where she worked among an inspiring team of educators to develop and teach hands-on experiential programs for school groups....
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  • Jenny wood Jenny

    Jenny grew up in Southern California then moved to the Bay Area to attend UC Berkeley where she studied Environmental Earth Science and Forestry. While in school, she volunteered in local school garden education programs and found a passion for teaching science and connecting students to their food. She loves watching students perceptions of vegetables and food change after they’ve...
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  • Kory Website Photo Kory

    Kory is eager to start at Rocketship Mateo Sheedy this 2014-2015 year. This only thing that drives her passion more than nature is children in this once in a life time chance to combine both. Being able to share her love for nature with children is going to be something worth noting. An important moment for her future. In her...
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  • Liana Hua Photocrop Liana

    Liana is serving her SVHC term as a Farm Hand at Veggielution Community Farm in San Jose. A recent graduate of De Anza College, she studied Environmental Studies and plans to go to San Jose State University after her term with SVHC and Veggielution.While at De Anza College, she started the Kirsch Center Garden to teach students the importance of...
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  • Megan Photo Megan

    As a recent college graduate from James Madison University, Megan is ecstatic for the opportunity to pursue her passion for food education and sustainability serving as a garden and nutrition teacher for grades K-5 at Rocketship Mosaic Elementary. The school caters to students from low-income families with the goal of eliminating the achievement gap between children from different...
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  • Mika Photo Mika

    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 learned the ins and outs of vegetable cultivation, animal care, and small-scale cheese-making. She is...
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  • Matsumoto_Mika Mika

    Mika is excited to join the La Mesa Verde team at Sacred Heart Community Service as the Community Engagement Coordinator. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Social Welfare and a minor in Public Policy, it is Mika’s vision to see communities that combat poverty while pursuing sustainability. Having grown up in the Bay Area, Mika is grateful...
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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 Waysdorf Photo Nina

    Nina grew up in Denver, Colorado. She just graduated from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she studied international affairs, journalism, and sociocultural anthropology. While at school, Nina became increasingly interested in food justice and sustainability. She served as the President of the GW Food Justice Alliance, worked in the school’s community garden, and worked as the CSA...
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  • tadashi photo Tadashi

    Tadashi was born in Tokyo and grew up in the beautiful Bay Area. He graduated from UC-Davis with a major in biological science, is a recent graduate of medical school, and has post-graduate training as a health coach and in nutritional therapy. He is in the process of starting his own business (exist2LIVE) to inspire and coach people to focus...
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  • tayler photo Tayler

    Tayler has lived in the Bay Area her whole life and currently lives in Oakland. She learned traditional farming at a very young age from her grandparents in a small agricultural town in the East Bay. Later in life she developed a passion for education and education reform. She is very excited to begin service with the Silicon Valley Health...
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  • Tuula Photo Tuula

    Tuula just graduated from Salem College where she studied International Relations, Not-for-Profit Management and Spanish. Her childhood in the Hawaiian Islands has instilled in her a passion for community participation, reducing her carbon footprint and picking fruit. She is excited to be working towards her vision of bringing local and affordable produce to urban areas with Garden to Table. You...
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