I am a Chef Teacher at Edible Schoolyard Berkeley. Born and raised in the East Bay, I briefly left California to attend Colorado College where I majored in Urban Studies with a focus on food politics. I wrote my undergraduate thesis on grocery store redlining, in which I examined the intersection of racial segregation and food production and retail. Since graduation, I have worked at Chez Panisse, interned in the Edible Schoolyard kitchen, and traveled extensively in South America, where I studied art and spent considerable time looking for the perfect Peruvian ceviche. In addition to teaching at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley, I also teach at DrawBridge, an art therapy program for homeless and vulnerable children in Oakland.