University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources

UCCE Staff Profiles

Get to know your UCCE neighbors who live and work in the communities they serve, bringing new knowledge, targeted research and local education to help solve complex problems.

Marisol Andrade

Marisol Andrade
Nutrition Educator, UCCE Butte County / Cluster

My Story:

As is more common nowadays, I was unable to find employment right after receiving my bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science from CSU Sacramento, so I decided to move back to my parent’s home in Watsonville.  Soon after moving to Watsonville, I found employment with the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program in Hollister, California, where I worked as a WIC Nutritional Assistant (WNA). It was there that I first worked with low-income families who required the assistance of this program for mere survival. I worked with a population that was low income, underserved and undereducated. Working with this population, I realized how important my work was and I began to look at other areas where I could make a difference. On September 25, 2010, I married and moved to Chico. Knowing I wanted to make a difference with low-income communities, I searched for employment in the area of nutrition, but especially providing nutritional education. I was fortunate to find UC ANR. Now I am part of the difference.

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