Centennial Staff Profiles
UCCE Sutter-Yuba Counties
Time with ANR
A typical day for me working as a Nutrition Educator with UC ANR is very busy and exciting. It usually consists of delivering nutrition education to youth and/or adults. Every day I go out into the field prepared to make a positive impact on the lives of the participants who attend my classes. I spend most of my days out of the office and out in the field delivering nutrition education. My job requires me to travel to several different schools and other sites, so I am very involved with the community and I see many faces each day. I love having the opportunity to interact with so many people in my local community.
Most Memorable Moment
My most memorable moment working for UC ANR would have to be the first time that I wrapped up a four-part class series with adult participants. At the end of that class, one of the participants approached me and told me how much she loved the class and how helpful all of the information had been. She commented that she had never really paid attention to food labels before and now she was using the information that she learned in my class to make better decisions when buying food for her family in the grocery store. It was very rewarding to know that my efforts had truly made a difference in someone’s life.
What I love Most About Working for ANR
I love having the opportunity to provide nutrition education to members of my local community. My hope is that by providing this education, I can help improve the quality of life for individuals in my community.
In 2012, I was living in Plano, Texas, and planning my move back to California. With my background in nutrition and physical activity, I knew that this was the field I wanted to be in. After doing some extensive research online, I decided that I wanted to work for the University of California Cooperative Extension as a Nutrition Educator, so I actively pursued the application process with UC ANR. After applying to multiple position openings between 2012 and 2013, I was invited in for an interview in May of 2013 and was fortunate enough to be offered the position. I started working for the University of California Cooperative Extension as a Nutrition Educator in June of 2013.