Two new regional coordinators have joined the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) team: Evalyn Carbrey and Callie Recknagel. Evalyn and Callie joined us Feb. 1 and will be working in the Twin Cities metro area.
Evalyn comes to FD from the Minnesota Department of Health, where she worked with the Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) for Ramsey County. Before working with SHIP, Evalyn was the director of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program for the city of Berkeley, CA. Evalyn is a registered dietitian and holds a master’s degree in nutrition, with a focus on food policy and applied nutrition, from Tufts University in Medford, MA. She also is certified in humanitarian studies.
Callie joins FD with a background in environmental and garden-based education, as well as community organizing. She holds a degree in anthropology from Macalester College in St. Paul. Most recently, Callie worked as the farm to school coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. She also has worked with Minneapolis Public Schools Nutrition Services, and the Minneapolis-based Youth Farm non-profit organization, where she developed a passion for school gardens, farm to school initiatives, and cooking and gardening with youth. She also has worked in community organizing with the Macalester-Groveland Community Council in St. Paul.
We welcome Evalyn and Callie to the SNAP-Ed team. Please say “hello” when you see them!