Lisa Gonzales '02

Major: Environmental Studies
Work: Environmental Leadership
Current Job: Gardening for Nutrition Educator for University of Maryland Extension's Food Supplement Nutrition Education Program

“I have an amazing job right now working for the University of Maryland Extension's Food Supplement Nutrition Education Program. Everyday of my job is different. I make my own schedule and design my own programs. My only guidelines are to work in low income publicly funded settings and to encourage better nutrition through hands on experiences with food and gardening. I work with public students directly, I train teachers to be gardeners/food educators, and I provide parent programs. I also work at some senior centers and afterschool centers in high risk areas and I present at multiple conferences on school gardening

Baltimore has a large group of young idealistic environmentalists/social activists that are making this city greener. I am very excited to be part of this great urban agricultural movement!”