I started my work at the Edible Schoolyard, Berkeley as a Kitchen Volunteer while attending the University of California, Berkeley. As an undergraduate, I studied the philosophy of consciousness and the ways in which racial discourse can inform our consciousness. After graduating with degrees in both Philosophy and Ethnic Studies, I wanted to continue working in edible education since, for me, it is the perfect intersection of my interests in education, food politics, and racial discourse.
To gain experience at the K-5 level, I first worked as the Garden Americorps Member at LeConte Elementary School in Berkeley. Last summer, I ventured off to WWOOF in Oregon and Washington on small farms where I was responsible for garden maintenance and animal care. When I returned, I brought all of these experiences with me to the Edible Schoolyard, Berkeley as the Kitchen Americorps Member. Outside of the Edible Schoolyard Kitchen, I enjoy running for meditation and riding my pink bike to the Berkeley Farmer's Market to enjoy the perfect cup of Blue Bottle Coffee.