Meet the FoodPrints FoodCorps Service Members
Four FoodCorps Service Members are working in FoodPrints partner schools during the 2016-17 school year.
Kaamilah Mitchell is a recent graduate of Howard University with a degree in Nutritional Sciences. After working in a hospital in Southeast DC, she started to notice the health disparities between affluent and low income communities firsthand. She began to realize most of these chronic illnesses stemmed from unhealthy eating habits, so she decided to make a change. After teaching her first nutrition class in an elementary school, she knew she had found her calling. As a FoodCorps member at Kimball Elementary this year, Kaamilah hopes to inspire children to make healthier eating choices. When she isn't in the kitchen, Kaamilah enjoys finding new shows on Netflix, reading a good book, and going on road trips.
Omolola Oyegbola is excited about supporting the education of healthy eating in the Anacostia area of Washington, DC. Volunteering to help those in need has led her to serve as a FoodCorps member after studying International Affairs and Economics and concentrating on Global Public Health in the District of Columbia "Chocolate City." Omolola looks forward to bringing her gardening skills and desire to help others to her work with FoodPrints at Simon Elementary, and learning how to teach and encourage others to improve their eating habits.
Alex Olson is a Washington, DC, native with years of experience working in DC Public Schools afterschool and summer camp programs. After graduating from Keene State College in New Hampshire with degrees in Environmental Studies and Biology, Alex spent four months working on an organic farm in central Oregon. After learning about FoodCorps, Alex realized it was a perfect opportunity to combine working with kids and growing food. Alex is working with FoodPrints at Ludlow-Taylor Elementary.
Jen Glen, a native of Boston, MA, left the city to pursue an education in rural Pennsylvania at Allegheny College, a community with a robust farming and local foods culture. Enamored with the process, she changed her major to environmental studies early on. After becoming more involved with the community, she noticed that certain people didn't have access to a thriving food culture, and she wanted to know why. She went on to research food access through the lens of psychology, social justice, and the environment. As a FoodCorps member at Tyler Elementary, she brings her teaching skills and her curiosity to learn more about addressing food access in an urban environment.