Emily was born and raised in Davis, CA and earned her B.S. in Nutrition at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. After graduation she worked as a Community Health Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator for the United States Peace Corps in Paraguay from 2015 – 2018. Her experience in Paraguay cultivated her passion for nutrition education, youth leadership, and work with diverse cultures.
“I am excited to contribute to UCCE’s commitment to supporting low-income communities through nutrition education. I believe that practicing healthy lifestyle habits can be empowering in all dimensions of wellness. In my experience, the act of cooking healthy foods with limited resources can be challenging, yet exciting and satisfying when creativity is unleashed used in the kitchen!”